Bunty Verma used to have a sharp tongue.
The 32-year-old TV repairman from Sendhwa, India reportedly insulted his wife, Hema, so frequently and severely that she recently left him, taking their daughter with her.
The man was so distraught that he tried to lick his abusive habit by cutting off the source: his tongue, according to the Hindustan Times.
Verma tried to reach out to his estranged wife with a note explaining that since it was his tongue that was responsible for his cruel words, he sliced it off, Geobeats reported.
No word on whether his wife believed the reconciliation attempt was anything more than lip service, but Verma was admitted to a government hospital for treatment, and the medical officer informed local police officials about his personal dismemberment.
Verma's isn't the only tongue under attack recently.
A Jack Russell terrier named Ollie in England faces being put down after his tongue was ripped out by a hawk that was being trained.
The bird of prey sank its talons into the dog before ripping off his tongue -- leaving the pooch "screaming and covered in blood," HuffPost UK reported.
Back in September, Jayla Small, an 8-year-old in Atlanta, suffered eight hours in pain when a metal water bottle got stuck to her tongue.
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WORLD'S LONGEST TONGUE GALLERY