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"Harry aimed his wand at Peeves and said, "Langlock!" Peeves clutched at his throat, gulped, then swooped from the room making obscene gestures but unable to speak, owing to the fact that his tongue had just glued itself to the roof of his mouth."
—Harry Potter's use on Peeves the Poltergeist in the Hogwarts hospital wing[src]

Langlock is a jinx that causes one's tongue to affix to the roof of their mouth. It was invented by Severus Snape while he was a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 1970s.

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The word langue is the root for tongue


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