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
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2%
File
2
4%
Teeth
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35%
Chalkboard
0
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I just wait until they break off of their own accord
0
No votes
I had my fingernails surgically removed and replaced with claws
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9%
 
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Australia » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:13 am

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Malfeasinator » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:52 pm

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby reallifegirl » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:20 pm

Clippers. I paint my nails every couple of weeks, which is usually when I realize "Oh, huh, I guess these are getting kind of long" and take care of them. I used to be a biter when I was a kid, but my nails are relatively thick/tough, and trying to bite them basically turned me into a dog working on a chew toy.

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby sunglasses » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:41 pm

I've always used my teeth.

My mother used to yell at me for biting my toenails all the time as a kid. I don't bite the toenails anymore, but still do bite my finger nails. I cannot stand when they are long.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby IamNotCreepy » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:46 pm

Biting your nails? You all are a bunch of savages.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Twistappel » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:07 pm

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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby cmsellers » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:19 pm

Malfeasinator wrote:Alright, it's official, "cmsellers" is some kinda Moon Man, collecting data on the human experience to report it back to the alien homeworld.

Mothership, not homeworld. The Vogons started using my homeworld for poetry slams about a century ago, rendering the entire planet uninhabitable.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Kivutar » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:24 pm

I normally use a pocketknife, but then again I use those for most things.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby satan_n_stuff » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:07 pm

I use clippers. Except when they break while I'm at work, in that case I use a knife. I'm too lazy to trim them frequently and it's pretty easy for my fingernails to break with the work I do so that happens quite often.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby DashaBlade » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:35 am

Clippers + file.

I only recently gave up nail biting (1 year bite-free), and I find that I'm far more tempted to gnaw on my nails if they're uneven or rough, so I have a set of clippers with a file on them on my keychain that I use for trimming if the need arises when I'm not home, and a set of these kind of clippers and some Emery boards to use at home for when I'm not in so much of a hurry. Those clippers are particularly good for toenails, and I started using them after my husband had to get an ingrown nail dug out of his big toe and the doctor said to stop using regular clippers on them. Since there's no point in having special nail clippers for each member of the family, we all use them.

Except the cats. The cats trim their nails on the back of my chair.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Tuli » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:08 am

Good manicure scissors (none of that curved bs preferably) and a nail file. I've got very tough and curved fingernails so using those standard clippers is pretty awkward. But I lost my good scissors so now I've been making do with crappy scissors and clippers anyway. Nail file is not optional and I don't understand how anyone can skip it. The edges will be so rough and scratchy and gross without filing.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Sekhmet » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:32 am

I’ve been growing my nails long for years so I try to only file them into shape but I will trim them with scissors when they split. I trim them in such as way to try and keep as much length as possible, at least until I break them doing something simple like opening a door.
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby DoglovingJim » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:34 pm

Why don't you have bolt cutters as an option?
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby Paradox » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:07 pm

So, I don't like cutting my nails because I like them big and strong that's what she said, and they've always been up to par.

But for the past month or so (as some of you may recognize, ever since coming to good ol' Freedomland), they've been getting weak, and tearing like paper. My once proud claws have been reduced to a mere husk of their former glory.

I wonder if I've been missing any important micronutrient?
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Re: How do you trim your fingernails?

Postby cmsellers » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:29 pm

I chipped my front teeth in Korea as I mentioned in this first post, and lost most of a bicuspid in Turkey, so I will buy that. American water is good for American teeth, but clearly not so good for Brazilian fingernails.
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