Even in Michail Bachtin’s theory of the grotesque body, the mouth as an opening, represents a very important body part when it comes to making the body look less familiar. The mouth is not only an inlet that allows the outside world into the body, but also an outlet for our body. What we spit out is what was inside our body. Exaggerating the length of the tongue or the mouth’s width, creates an irritating image even though it’s just a small change. Using unusual secretion in addition, makes it even more disgusting because we know it had to get into the body in the first place. What the body excretes should not be inserted back into the body.

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