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My son ate bread and the bread happened to stick to the "hard and soft palate" of his mouth.

I had to put my fingers in to "take it off".

What do people say "hard and soft palate" in everyday conversations?

For example, "the bread got stuck on her inner upper mouth and I had to take it off with my fingers"

  • Next time, give the child a glass of water or milk to loosen the sticky dry mass. Anyway, it's probably better to say "remove" the bread.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 12, 2020 at 15:19
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    If it was your son, it was his mouth, not 'hers'! Dec 12, 2020 at 16:09

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The usual expression is "the roof of one's mouth" and "the back of one's throat". Ordinary conversation wouldn't make fine anatomical distinctions.

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