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biting my nails

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when i was little i bit my nails. my mom told me she had a girl in her class who bit her nails and she bit them all off. and the docter gave her special glove to keep her from eating her fingers. she also told me if i didnt stop she would make me wear a special nail polish made out of habaneros. i hated spicy stuff so i stopped biting my nails for a while....

lorena;e
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Me and my aunt were watching Cops and there was a man with his thumb in his belly button! He was born that way so the cops had to cuff him in the front. So my aunt told me that if i bit my nails my thumb would grow into my bellybutton. I beleived her.....

CD
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My mum used to tel me that if i kept biting my nails, 1 day the sharp part would scrape against the inside of my stomach and then my tummy will pop! I stopped biting my nails...

Ash
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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 I was a little girl and bit my nails my grandma used to tell me I would never find a man to marry me!BUT I DID! And my nails are perfect now....

Christine
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I never bit my nails, because I never wanted to and also because when I was 5 my friend told me I would grow animal claws if I didn't bite my nails.(He was trying to make me start the habit but it had the opposite effect... claws are cool!)

Clawd
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My mother told me that if I bit my nails that the skin would grow over my nails and my fingers would look like drumsticks. That was enough to scare me to death.

Lynne
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In order to stop me from biting my nails, my mother (and a couple friends of her) used to tell me that nails would accumulate in my body, one over the other, and they would eventually fuse and form a long blade which would then come out of my throat and wouldn't let me breathe anymore. I still bite my nails to this day :-)

Mnl G
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when i was 6 my mom told me that if you bit your nails a hand would grow in your stomach

Anon
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I used to believe that if I bit my finger nails, a hand would grow in my stomach.

Anon
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My aunt told me when I was little that she had to have her appendix removed and it was full of fingernails & bubble gum, so don't ever chew your nails or swallow your gum. I believed her, so I never chewed my nails and panicked if I accidently swallowed my gum.

Wanda
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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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I was told by a student in my class that biting your nails causes them to get stuck on their way down to your stomach in the event that you swallow them.
It seemed logical as the esophogus constricts to cause food to go down to your stomach. So I thought when it would constrict, it would stab itself with the ends of the fingernail, causing it to get stuck.
I believe this until I was about 11 years old.

Scab
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my mom used to tell me that if i didn't stop biting my nails i'd be left with a finger with no nail. i was so grossed out that i didn't even nibble at my nail 0_o

Chreris
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when i was a little girl, in catholic school, the nuns would tell us that if you bite your nails they don't digest...when you die and they open you up, you'll have a belly full of finger nails. therefore, i never, ever bit my nails again!

kathy
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My dad told me that if I kept biting my nails that I would get frog fingers.

I think he just meant that they would *look* like frog fingers, all knobby and wide. He's right, but I've seen worse than what I ended up with.

atleastididntjumpoffbuildings
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I thought that when you bit your nails, and if you swallowed them, there was a little box at the back of your neck where they were stored. If you bit them too much, the box would explode, and that was why I thought you shouldn't bite your nails.

Anon
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I'm seventeen, and up until very recently (less than a year ago) I bit my nails and had been ever since I was very little. Then I had a kidney stone and since I had no idea what actually caused it, I had myself convinced that it was biting on my nails my whole life that was the problem. Turned out that it wasn't the problem, but I stopped biting them anyway--just in case.

Rikki
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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 used to bite my nails down to the quick.. my mom told me that if i kept doing that i would get an infection and a lump would form under my arm and they'd have to cut my arm off..

kimber
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