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Posted: 3/12/2006 7:23:20 AM EDT
I noticed it a lot in NO. But recently my business partner from CA came out for a visit and his fingernails are litteraly chewed down to nubs.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:27:13 AM EDT
My knife blade is always dirty and I never have clippers. More convienent to just bite them off.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:28:35 AM EDT
Its a nervous habit. Some people get under alot of stress and decide to eat themselves.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:33:59 AM EDT
'Cause they're gross...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:34:13 AM EDT
Boredom.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:34:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanam:
Its a nervous habit. Some people get under alot of stress and decide to eat themselves.



Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:36:46 AM EDT
Tough habit to break. They are always there. You can't not buy them or leave them at home!



There is only one way to stop but few people have the guts to do it.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:37:14 AM EDT
I bite them off to trim them. I don't like long nails. Since I was in orginized Judo and then wrestling as a youth, I have allways kept mine trimed. Teeth are natures trimers.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:41:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:

There is only one way to stop but few people have the guts to do it.



Cut the fingers off?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:44:44 AM EDT
Why not just use a finger nail trimmer? Sorry but eating your fingers is nasty.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 7:55:18 AM EDT
I see people chewing their fingers at the gym. I am not a germaphobe, but thats nasty.

I wonder if it is an extension of thumb-sucking?
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:10:37 AM EDT
Sometimes that is the only way to get all the boogers out from under them.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:14:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DougH9:
I see people chewing their fingers at the gym. I am not a germaphobe, but thats nasty.

I wonder if it is an extension of thumb-sucking?



Thumb? Nope.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:21:04 AM EDT
"Why do adults chew their fingernails?"

cuz they taste good
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:24:46 AM EDT
I saw this guy once chewing his hand on the side of the freeway...
I mean he was really going at it, blood all over his arm and face...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:24:47 AM EDT
How easily people misunderstand the most simple things in life. Does anybody in their right mind actually think a grown-up likes having gnarled-up, painful nubs at the end of their fingers? Do you know how embarrassing that is? Do you think finger nail biters wouldn't "just quit" if it were that easy???
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:25:05 AM EDT
Gotta be a nervous habit. I have a friend who eats his down to his elbows. Well almost at least.
He owns a construction company and is one nervi sumbiatch. Can't sit still for nothing. I think its his business practices getting the best of his concious
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:44:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
I saw this guy once chewing his hand on the side of the freeway...
I mean he was really going at it, blood all over his arm and face...
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He was probably a liberal zombie!
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:47:30 AM EDT
I have a lesbo friend that chews hers. We kid her about eating leftovers.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:49:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheLibertarianMind:
I bite them off to trim them. I don't like long nails. Since I was in orginized Judo and then wrestling as a youth, I have allways kept mine trimed. Teeth are natures trimers.



and you don't need extra equipment, which I would loose anyway

I can do a pretty neat job
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:50:18 AM EDT
old habits as a kids i guess....
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 8:57:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bonepickerx:

Originally Posted By NME:
I saw this guy once chewing his hand on the side of the freeway...
I mean he was really going at it, blood all over his arm and face...



He was probably a liberal zombie!



Wouldn't doubt it...
That was possibly the freakiest thing I've ever seen...
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:06:15 AM EDT
tastes like chicken....
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:08:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NME:
I saw this guy once chewing his hand on the side of the freeway...
I mean he was really going at it, blood all over his arm and face...



My buddy chewed on of his down to the point it was bleeding.

Just nasty.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 9:42:15 AM EDT
i work in a criminal defense law firm.

the chicks that are bad tweakers (speed/coke heads) chew 'em all off. made me quit nibbling on mine and get a good Dovo manicure set.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:29:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
I have a lesbo friend that chews hers. We kid her about eating leftovers.



Ewww.
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 3:37:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CRAZYDENNY:
Sometimes that is the only way to get all the boogers out from under them.



That is close to ther question I was going to ask. I don't care if people chew their fingers, but why do so many people eat their boogers? My job is to watch people all day long, without knowing they are being watched. I've seen people poke, scratch, sniff, etc..... every part of their body. But I've never understood why people eat their boogers
Link Posted: 3/12/2006 4:07:35 PM EDT
I did it for 18 years, until I was in Marine boot camp.

We were getting the nightly health and comfort inspection and my Senior Drill Instructor asked if I chewed my fingernails. I told him I did, and he told me to stop. I did.

I wish he had told me to quit picking my nose and not to start smoking again.
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