tongue-tied


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tongue-tied

1. mod. unable to speak from fear or confusion. (Standard English.) Why do you get tongue-tied in front of a crowd?
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was tongue-tied and couldn’t stand up.
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In another RCT (Buryk et al, 2011), mother and baby dyads where the tongue-tied baby (assessed using ATLFF) had been experiencing difficulty breastfeeding, or the mother experiencing nipple pain, were randomised to either the release group or sham procedure group, following written consent.
To the contrary, when we author our worlds, when we make meaning, it is more like a bricolage; where we build from preexisting materials from the multiple Other--in this particular case from the many author-agents within Tongue-Tied .
I was similarly tongue-tied a couple of years ago when up-and-coming jazz musician Kyle Eastwood, son of the great Clint, played St David's Hall, Cardiff.
It tells the story of shy Tim, too tongue-tied to declare his love to the girl of his dreams.
He writes love poems for the tongue-tied, the writer's-blocked, and those who appreciate a professional's touch.
THE book Tongue-Tied was produced by four disabled friends.
But even the somewhat tongue-tied Lister was made to look like a babbler by John Mullins when he got the mike unexpectedly thrust at him.
Experts blame the trend for women getting tongue-tied on TV shows, films, music videos and Britney and Madonna's infamous clinch at last year's MTV music awards.
John Russell Brown writes on devices in Shakespeare that convey sexual arousal in performance, such as tongue-tied first meetings or clumsy words, evasions, or nonsensical speech.
And Steve, of Plantshill Crescent, Tile Hill, certainly doesn't plan to be tongue-tied when it comes to promoting his unique talent.
The actors expertly manage to track simultaneously the ever-shifting emotional underscore and the stream of non sequiturs that pass for conversation between love-starved people too tongue-tied to ask for what they want.
Instead we find a fresh-faced playfulness to Bock's brisk lectures, elaborately unfolding formulas that stumble along in broken English or tongue-tied German, something simultaneously more open-ended and much more theatrical than what currently passes for performance art.
The tongue-tied comedian meant to call her ma'am - but called her "jam" instead.
An ITV spokesman said: "Unfortunately Lynda got a bit tongue-tied when she was in the middle of a story and the word slipped out.