Do you bite your nails?

September 5, 2008 3:09pm CST
Well I use to bite my finger nails but stopped when I got married and then started again, I have stopped for a while now but tonight found myself nibbling away on 2 of my finger nails (not both at the same time!), but now they feel so strange and I really wish I hadn't done that!!
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@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I dont know what you call it. Like I dont bite OFF my nail. I dont like biting my nail off. But i bite my nail, i guess sorta chew or nibble. I dont bite them off.
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5 Sep 08
Nibbling is what I call it which is what I do, I never nibble right back only the white bit if that makes sense!! Thanks for your response
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@sirnose (2439)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Yes I bite my nails it started when I was a child and has continue into my adulthood.I don't know what started it I just nibble away at them sometimes I bite a piece off and just chew it to tiny pieces and then spit the pieces out I never eat them just chew them.Someone should do a study to find out why some people like to bite their finger nails.
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5 Sep 08
I don't think I've ever eaten my nails just chew them and then spit them out, yeah maybe a study would be good, maybe we should do one!!!!
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@rjblueyes (215)
• United States
5 Sep 08
yes, i do sometimes. just when they get pretty long cause with 3 kids no time to file em. what's worse isbiting my toenails. i know its gross, but i've done it since i was a little kid, i just can't seem to help it!
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5 Sep 08
I don't think I'd even be able to reach to bite my toenails . . not that I want to ha ha!! Strange how you just can't break some habits, we all have them, thanks for your response!
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@Sheepie (3115)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I just finished nipping off a bit of my thumbnail just a second ago. And I'm wearing nail polish, so that's an unpleasant taste. I do it all the time, then I file them down so it does not look and feel ridgy. I mostly just do it because I am bored.
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5 Sep 08
Yeah i agree I think I was nibbling partly due to boredom! If I paint my nails I tend to chew of the nail varnish.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
5 Sep 08
Oh yes. I'm terrible for it...After i bite them the look so ragged i need to find a file and fix them. They never stay nice for long. I'm notorious for biting them. Especially my right hand.
5 Sep 08
Ha ha how true is that for me as well, after biting them I need a file to sort them out, thanks for the response!
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
I never bite my nails not even once. I think biting nails is not a good habit.
• United States
5 Sep 08
Lately, I've been doing that. Usually I don't. I think it's because my hands start getting dry, and then my cuticles and nails start looking bad. I need a manicure for sure. But I haven't bitten them today. Yet.