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biting my nails

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when i was little, my dad wouuld always push the cuticles on my fingers back. it was very painful considering that i was only three. he used to tell my that if i didn't stop biting my nails and didn't push my cuticles back, my hands would turn into pig feet.

loli
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My mom bought this bad-tasting clear nail polish to make me stop biting my nails. I asked how it was supposed to get me to stop and she told me it was poison and it would kill me if I tasted it. I accidentally bit my nails in the middle of the night and sat up all night, crying, waiting to die. I still bite my nails.

Anon
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My mother told me that if I bit my nails
the pieces would make holes in my stomach. I would stop for a while but pretty soon I would run to my mother and say" Feel my stomach. Are there any holes?" and she would know I was biting again.

Garth
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When I was 4 I was caught biting my nails. My babysitter told me that if I swallowed enough of my fingernails that they would turn in to little worms and that I would poop them out. she also added that if there was enough of them they would eat me from the inside out. I can remember always checking the toilet for worms. It stopped me from biting for a while, but soon after I realized as long as I didnt eat my nails I was safe. I still bite my nails to this day.

Bagel
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When my mother was younger, she went to a hypnotist. While under hypnotism, she was told that biting your nails was basically a form of cannibalism. She hasn't biten her nails since.

Anon
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I use to think the dirt under you nails was food. And the different smells from the crud was different and higher grade dirt food. I as live on a farm and my father watches cows and i thought he would milk bulls.

MATTY STUART
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my great uncle had nubs on some of his fingers from a chopping block accident. whenever he saw me biting my fingernails he would tell me that his fingers were the way they were from biting his nails... it was a good try, but it didn't stop me.

Lynda
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my grandmother used to tell me that biting my nails would cause whole hands to grow in my stomach. I guess they'd have to fight for room with the watermelons growing there from swallowing seeds and all the gum I swallowed!

Jennifer
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I was told if I bit my nails, I would get worms.not just ordinary worms, but big buggers, like the ones found in the garden. Needless to say I stopped biting my nails, and grew them long, when I was in my early teens, it was then that my Father, said for God sake cut those nails, they are far too long, and look disgusting!!!!!!!!!! who wins????
Anne

Anne Kenyon
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I used to believe that if you bit your fingernails and swallowed them, a hand would grow in your stomach.

michael
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I used to believe that to get the right goodness for nails to be strong and healthy, was to eat the nails already there, the goodness could be used twice! calmed down now ont th' ol' nail biting

Mr J B
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Mum used 2 tell me when I was younger that if I bit my fingernails a big plant would grow inside me!! I haven't eva bit my nails since!!

Michelle
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I used to think that biting my nail helped my dental hygiene. After biting a long strip off my nail i wold use it to pick food out from between them...then along came dental floss!

Anon
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I use to bite my nails untill one day my mom said that my nails were going to stop growing and one day I would not have anymore nails to bite.Of course I stop and to this day I dont bite my nails.

Jay
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It's strange how you can justify your bad habits...I always believed biting my nails was the reason I'd never had a filling or tooth out at the dentists...something daft about fortifying my enamel with calcium...and that I should keep eating my nails for nutritional value...

Anon
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My daughter used to bite her fingernails. Nothing I did would make her stop. One day I found a picture of the Venus de Milo and told her that she'd end up like that if she kept biting her nails. Unfortunately, that didn't work for very long either.

Caroline
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I was about seven when my great aunt told me that if I continued to bite my nails the pieces would form in a ball around my heart and kill me.

bridget mcalpine
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When I was little, my Mothjer told me that if I chewed my nails, they would grow and grow in my stomach. You'd think this would have put me off, but I have never had unbitten nails - and I'm now 41!!

Fi Fowkes
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When I was little my Mom used to read the Enquirer and she told me that she read that a little boy died from eating his nails and when they did the autopsy, they found his stomach full of undigested nail fragments!

Tyler
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When I was about 5 I used to bite my nails, my dad said that if I didn't stop I would get hookworm - one day I would be walking down the street and the hookworm would fall out my bum & hook me to the sidewalk & I'd have to stay there until someone saved me & everyone would know that I was a dirty little girl.
Stopped me from biting my nails in record time.

Ann
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