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Proboscis For People

Not just for lepidoptera
 
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Nature has smiled upon the butterfly. Not only has she a pair of fashion-print wings, but she also sports a roll-up drinking straw built right into her mouth.

Wouldn’t you like one of those? Now you can have your very own proboscis incorporated into the upper plate of your dentures. A special action of the tongue makes it unroll and protrude from just below your incisors. Sip daintily from a bottle, glass or mug – no more awkward slurping. When you're done, it rolls up again.

AO, Apr 26 2004

The Schnoz http://www.sierrama.../hinojos/jimmyd.jpg
In his own words, he has a proboscis. [swamilad, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       I'm quite happy to use a straw, thanks.
DrCurry, Apr 26 2004
  

       whats this special action of the tongue then?
po, Apr 26 2004
  

       Can you shoot peas through it?
FarmerJohn, Apr 26 2004
  

       if not, why not?
po, Apr 26 2004
  

       I never use straws myself, so why would I want one attached to my face. Straws are for children.
Mauve Herring, May 10 2005
  

       Sadness is for poor people!
daseva, May 10 2005
  

       Surely it`s relative though. I mean - proboscii are for butterflies; but when they grow up they get to be catterpillars, right? So none of this "children" talk then.
goatfaceKilla, May 10 2005
  

       if you can't spell "caterpillar" you're not allowed to try fake latin pluralisms.
FlyingToaster, Aug 17 2009
  
      
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