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biting my nails

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When I was little, I bit my nails. My mother told me that if I didn't stop, I would look like Venus de Milo. I had no idea that was a famous armless statue. I thought for years it was an old Italian woman who lived on our street.

Catherine Marenghi
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My mothers' friend once told me that if I bite my nails too much that the nail pieces would pop holes in me and when I drank water it would just flow out the holes. I can't remember how old I was, but I remember finding it funny and biting my nails anyway.

Angel
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my mom used to tell me that if i bit my nails, i was really eating worms

Anon
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When I was little, I had one of those mini Ken dolls from McDonalds, you all know the ones..and i had chewed on his hand for some strange reason...anyways they turned green, so my grandma used to tell me that if i kept biting my nails they would eventually turn green too! well...they never did, but i did evenutally stop biting my nails! GO ME!

green nailed
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When I was a little girl i thot that pinecones were animals that could eat your brains if you bite your nails outside

Anon
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My mother told me...oh when I was about 4 or 5 that if I bite my nails, the little nail bits would swim up to your brain and make you mental for the rest of your life....That didnt stop me...about a year later she told me if I bite my nails then an evil nail bititng monster would come from under the bed and eat me.....I was petrified and couldt sleep for weeks.

Ragamuffin
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My dad and his mom told me when i was 5 that when you bit your fingernails and swollow them that fishes would grow in your stomach. And since that day i never bit my fingernails ever again. I found out that it was a lie when i asked my mom and she told me that it was fake but i still shouldnt bite my fingernails b/c it is bad for your health. That was a lie too.

CS
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I used to believe that if you bit your nails, your fingers would fall off. Also I trought that if you picked your nose, your brains ( if you had any!!) would fall out your nose!!!
: )

Lola***Rose
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i used to bite my nails and when i was littler my mom did everything thing imaginable to make me stop(hoy sauce,tape,gloves ect.) but nothing worked! Then my dad told me that if i dont stop i will have to have surgery and get a big scare down my belly button that would be there forever! Then he would say see i used to bite my nails and look what happened to me, then he would lift up his shirt and show me this huge scar under his belly button! i stopped very shortly after! i later learned that that scar was actually from a car accident

katey!
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when i was younger, i bit my nails like crazy. my mom bought everything known to make me stop biting but nothing worked. one summer, i was at my cousins house, sitting on the couch biting my nails. he sat down beside me and said that if i didnt stop then my fingers were gonna fall off. i stoped shortly after.

callie
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To try to get me to stop biting my nails, my Dad told me that fingernails don't digest, they just sit in the bottom of your stomach and collect there, and he knew of this guy who had bitten his nails so much that he had to have an operation. I kept biting anyway...

LEWie
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When i was 23 i saw a kid biting his nails and his mom told that he would have a tummy like the lady who a sitting two seats next to them, the lady was pregneant. The kid stopped biting his nails and whilst jummping of the bus he went to the preagnet lady and said I know how you got this fat.
;) lol,,,,,,,

baljeet
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I use to be bad about chewing my nails as a kid. My uncle told me that if you chewed your nails, they would eventually turn into worms and maggots inside your stomach. He even said that on his island (Dominican Republic) there was a bum who always had worms and maggots coming out of his ears and nose cause he was a big nail biter as a kid too.

K Carlson
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I was told that if I swallowed my finger nails that they would grow out of my tummy

Anon
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once, when I was little, my grandmother told me that if I bit my nails, the nail would grow into a hand and come out of my eye.

Anon
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My brothers used to tell me that if I bit my nails, a hand would grow in my stomach and claw its way out. I never bit my nails again.

Ouisa
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When I was little my daycare told me that if I bit my nails when I was nervous I would get worms in my stomach. I believed that for like 3 or 4 years and then one day I told my friends and they laughed at me and told me I was funny.

Amanda
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Biting your fingernails leaves sharp little knives inside, that will tear up your colon on the way out, you know. So I was led to believe.

Carole
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I used to bite/sometimes swallow my fingernails. I pictured this rounded, pink fleshy walled room with a giant pile of nails in it. Above the pile was a single lightbulb hanging from a chord.

Stormy
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My Mom used to tell us that if you bit your fingernails, they would cut a hole in your stomach.

Linda B
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