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    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
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    long pinky nails?

    simple question: why do people have em? i normally see it where all the other finger nails are trimmed and tidy but the pinky is 4 times as long.

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    i've always thought it was to serve as a convenient cocaine spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy
    i've always thought it was to serve as a convenient cocaine spoon.
    That would be the reason I know about. It's not like you can get busted for paraphenilia for having a long (easily chewed off) fingernail.

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    i thought that too, but then i've seen a few people who don't seem like junkies that have grown out pinkies. one of my co-workers (we work in a corporate office) has one! i'm pretty sure he wouldn't want to advertise his coke habit to everyone. maybe.

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    playing guitar? some kinky sex thing?

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    Cocaine, no doubt.
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    How about for getting to a wicked itch just inside your ear?

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    makes an excellent nose picker.

    Unless you have real strong nails it won't make a good guitar pick.

    I know originally it was for snuff, then coke heads did it now it maybe just a fashion statement
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    Quote Originally Posted by ngateguy
    makes an excellent nose picker.

    Unless you have real strong nails it won't make a good guitar pick.

    I know originally it was for snuff, then coke heads did it now it maybe just a fashion statement
    Yeah, I think it's become a fashion statement. Pretty ill if you ask me...kinda like the baggy pants thing...some kid gets some hand-me-down pants that are too big ande next thing you know they are all wearing pants around their knees!

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    I've seen some people use it for starting to peel an orange.

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    I always thought baggy pants were for the purpose of hiding things like drugs and guns in your underwear.

    As for the long pinky nail, the best reason I can think of is once again, drugs.
    Or picking your nose, ear, teeth and creeping out little children.

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    I seem to recall that for the pre communist chinese it was a sign
    of upper class and leisure. It showed that you (the long pinky nail person) didn't do
    any work (physical labour) since that would break off the fingernail.

    Makes sense to me.

    Now answer me this, how do those women with really long fingernails
    use a keyboard?

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    All of my nails are pretty long - and I do use the pinky to get that ear itch. And the Dr. Evil thing a little too...

    I keep 'em long so that I can impress guys with my fast tube change... "How can you do that with NAILS?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek
    Now answer me this, how do those women with really long fingernails
    use a keyboard?

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    wuth lits uv tip0s....

    *giggles* what i don't get is why women get their nails done in the first place. takes me a whole 2 weeks to get mine grown to about a half inch off my finger tips and they happen to be thicker than the fakies. might be genetics w/ me... or the fact that i take calcium, but still fake is so... fake.

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    a. cocaine spoon

    *or*

    b. I knew some gangstas in high school that used it as a slashing weapon in fights

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    In MT history back in middle school they told us that the frontiersman/trappers back in the day used to grow out their thumbnails and use them to gouge out people's eyeballs in fights.

    I don't think you could do much gouging with a pinky nail.

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    It's an asian thing. And damn handy too. Keep one pinky nail long for all the scratching, poking, picking, etc. you need to do. Don't believe me? Try it for a few weeks. Cut all your other nails and see how much that one pinky ends up getting used.

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    they are for flicking boogers. i could hit a 6" target from across the room......
    long signatures suck

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    advertising a coke habit?
    nah. how 'bout advertising bad hygene! the underside of a long pinky nail is like your own pet petri dish... how fashionable!

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    well, some of us have actually heard of showers......
    long signatures suck

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    so are you saying you flick boogers in the shower?

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    The nails on my right hand are long. The nails on my left are very short. It is for the classical guitar.

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