Mama Diaries

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Are Uvulas Important?

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said while having breakfast this morning.  "Are uvulas important?"

I tried not to choke on my food.  This was not a question I expected first thing in the morning.  "I believe they are, Bubba.  I think they help people swallow."

He thought about that a second.  "Oh.  Then how to sword swallowers swallow when they're not swallowing swords?"

Huh?  I had to think about that, which wasn't easy because my brain wasn't exactly fully operational at seven o'clock in the morning.  "I believe sword swallowers have uvulas."

"I don't think so, Mama.  Otherwise they'd never get the sword down there."

"Bubba, I think it's a trick."

"No, Mama.  They really do swallow swords.  I saw it on TV."

Right.

So ladies and gentlemen, what do you think?  Do sword swallowers have uvulas, and are uvulas important?    

36 comments:

  1. Sword swallowers HAD uvulas . . . until they shoved that sword down their throats :)

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  2. Mmmmmkay. I'm with Judy on this one. What will Bubba think of next? He keeps me guessing every single day.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You never know what going to go from the kid's head to his mouth!

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  3. They have one, as their fake sword doesn't do any damage, all a button on the side they press and the sword retracts as they swallow.

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    1. I was thinking it had something to do with a retractable button, too!

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  4. Wow...sword swallowers are fake? I thought they really did use real swords. Hmm. Ouch, if they're real (talk about extremely dangerous!) Who thought that up, anyway. ;o)

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    1. People with way too much time on their hands!

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  5. I never came across this question.....or even thought about it myself. Interesting.

    Yvonne.

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  6. Hmmm....good question. I think uvulas must be important, because we have them, but why, I don't know.

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    1. Right. If we have them, they must be important!

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  7. Sword swallowers just have magnificent control over their uvulas. It's like a muscle that you can work out!

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    1. Really? And how do you work out an uvula? Little uvula push-ups? LOL!

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  8. Bubba always has good, interesting questions! Well, questions to which I have no answers anyway!

    Nas

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    1. I should write a book: Bubba Questions and Possible Answers!

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  9. I can't answer the question, "mum, where are my shoes?" Never mind about ones involving whether the Uvulas is important.

    He is right though, traditional sword swallowing is real. http://io9.com/5831592/how-to-swallow-a-sword

    That is one smart kid. :)

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    1. Christine says that sword fighters have excellent control over their uvulas. I'll have to research how they do that.

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  10. Of COURSE they are! If women didn't have them, all their lady parts would fall out! And that would make such a me...oh. You said 'uvulas.' Never mind.

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  11. That's an extremely difficult question to answer at 7 O' Clock in the morning. Yikes. I'm sure most of us wouldn't have known where to start, especially before our coffee!

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    1. Well, Deanie, I don't drink coffee, so my brain sort of works at that time - but not well!

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  15. How in the world does Bubba know about uvulas before me?! (Seriously. I've never heard of that word before this post. *shifty eyes*)

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    1. I was kind of wondering where he heard that word, too. The kid amazes me all the time!

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  16. I think sword swallowers have trick swords.

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    1. Supposedly it's real. I'll have to research.

      Thanks for the congratulations. It was so nice of Alex to give me a shout out!

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    1. I immediately googled uvulas when I read your post title. I asked the husband if he knows uvula and he doesn't either. Haha..I'm learning something new from Bubba and your posts every time. Yes, I think they are important.Swallowing swords most probably require a lot of practice in controlling the gag reflex of the uvula.

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