How do you trim your fingernails?

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What's your normal way of trimming your fingernails?

Scissors
6
13%
Clippers
17
37%
Nick-n-tear
1
2%
File
2
4%
Teeth
16
35%
Chalkboard
0
No votes
I just wait until they break off of their own accord
0
No votes
I had my fingernails surgically removed and replaced with claws
4
9%
 
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How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby cmsellers » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:29 pm

Inspired by a discussion on chat. I bet we have a lot of nail-biters.

I, for one, am a nail-biter. I made an effort to stop it once i developed nicks in my two front teeth in Korea (I'm still skeptical that it was the nail-biting that caused it, since I'd been biting them for years before then), by filing them down with a coarse emory board. However I lost it and could only find fine or medium emory boards in stores, so I resumed biting my nails with the teeth on either side of my chipped teeth.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby ghijkmnop » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:39 pm

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby KleinerKiller » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:55 pm

Clippers when I have them nearby, and teeth when I don't and they get uncomfortably long.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Typical Michael » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:56 pm

I used to be a biter, but kicked the habit. But probably what I do now isn't any better. On each hand, the finger next to my pinky which probably has a name, I bite the hell out of the skin on one side, and dig up under the nail. Don't know why.

I have several sets of clippers, but mainly use them on my cats. I file and clean my nails with that thingy that pops out the back. I clean them every day and file them when I think they need it.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Paradox » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:15 pm

I don't.

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Twistappel » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:12 pm

Scissors, whenever the edges become sharp enough that I start injuring myself with them.

If I can't find the scissors, I just use the clippers* I keep for trimming models.

* Mine aren't actually that fancy.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Aquila89 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:53 pm

I bite my nails too - and the skin on my fingers. But if I manage to leave them alone for a while and they grow out, I use scissors.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby jbobsully11 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:57 pm

I use clippers, approximately whenever they start to bother me (I'm not sure how frequently that translates to).
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Krashlia » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:12 pm

(sees "chalkboard" as an option, shakes head in attempt to stave off the imagined noise)

YOU BASTARD!
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby D-LOGAN » Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:40 pm

You posh bastards!

TEETH! Pffft clippers, why don't youse all just have your solid gold robot butlers sand them down for you, next time they hover into the fainting couch room in your palace to deliver another trough of caviar stuffed truffles?
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby CarrieVS » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 am

I never cut my fingernails, I just don't like to. In theory I file them, but although I don't deliberately bite them, I tend to run my teeth under the edges of my nails and invariably at some point I tear one. And then have to tear it the rest of the way and it tears further in towards my finger and the last bit hurts horribly.

I cut my toenails (with the small scissors on my Swiss army knife in preference to normal scissors), it's only fingernails I mind cutting.


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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Absentia » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:35 am

I used to bite them, but now I just pick at them until they tear. Clippers require more forethought than I'm willing to put into my fingernails.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby iMURDAu » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:44 am

Clippers.
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I shave my face with a dollar shave club razor, use deodorant to quell my stench, use a bigger clipper on my toenails, I use a beard trimmer for the facial hair I want to keep, a clipper that looks like the big brother of my beard trimmer for my hair, sigh, qtips in my ears in absolute defiance of what the manufacturer and doctors say because what I'm supposed to go back to ear candles like this is the 1800s well fuck that, and I use tweezers to prevent my voluminous eyebrows from merging into a single organism. That should cover it all.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby JamishT » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:42 am

Clippers, duh. By that, I mean I get the minor league baseball team in Columbus to give me mani/pedis.

But really, I used to bite my nails as a kid, but I think that's gross now (unless a nail like splits on its own or something while I'm not near my clippers). I trim (but don't file) whenever I feel it's necessary.

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