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Old 25-07-2008, 11:42
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I haven't seen it for a while but every now and again I used to notice that some men would have one extra long fingernail on one of their little fingers, while all the other nails remained short.

Can anyone shed some light on what this is all about?
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:43
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It's to do with drugs.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:44
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:44
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:45
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I haven't seen it for a while but every now and again I used to notice that some men would have one extra long fingernail on one of their little fingers, while all the other nails remained short.

Can anyone shed some light on what this is all about?
useful if you want to take a little bump.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:46
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It's to do with drugs.
I remember years ago a friend told me that they grow the nail long to scoop up cocaine...but I assumed she was kidding.

I thought perhaps it was a cultural thing (but not drug culture?).
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:47
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I saw it a lot on young south-east Asian men in Malaysia last year.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:48
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I haven't seen it for a while but every now and again I used to notice that some men would have one extra long fingernail on one of their little fingers, while all the other nails remained short.

Can anyone shed some light on what this is all about?
HAHAHA, stop watching This Morning!

Nose picking would be my guess.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:49
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I remember years ago a friend told me that they grow the nail long to scoop up cocaine...but I assumed she was kidding.

I thought perhaps it was a cultural thing (but not drug culture?).
I heard that it was about rolling a joint.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:49
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For scratching down blackboards thus making people's teeth want to fall out...

or possibly drugs
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:49
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I saw it a lot on young south-east Asian men in Malaysia last year.
That's another point I was going to mention. I noticed it a lot of youngish Asian (looking like South Indian perhaps) men and some black men also. I never saw it on an English man (or so I remember).
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:51
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HAHAHA, stop watching This Morning!

Nose picking would be my guess.
I'm not watching This Morning! Did they have something aout it on there? What was the conclusion?
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:54
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OMG I know someone who has that too! I noticed this. I don't think this person takes drugs though?

Interesting.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:55
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That's another point I was going to mention. I noticed it a lot of youngish Asian (looking like South Indian perhaps) men and some black men also. I never saw it on an English man (or so I remember).
According to a bit of a google it's got something to do with status. Long fingernails indicate that you don't do much manual labour.
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Old 25-07-2008, 11:57
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It's mostly a drug thing (cocaine).

But some guys may grow it for ease of nose picking, ear wax gouging, griff nut (dont ask) clipping etc.
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:00
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According to a bit of a google it's got something to do with status. Long fingernails indicate that you don't do much manual labour.
It used to be a status thing I believe. Women who grew their nails that long, were unable to do anything themselves, and had to be cared for in everything they wanted, in that way showing everyone that they were able to afford that.


How would you wipe your bum for instance if you had nails like this:
http://strangepictures.net/wp-conten...ingernails-in-

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Old 25-07-2008, 12:01
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According to a bit of a google it's got something to do with status. Long fingernails indicate that you don't do much manual labour.
Interesting.

So it appears there are several reasons for the extra-long pinkie nail phenomenon. So far we have...scooping up coke, packing a joint, picking bogeys, showing the world you don't do manual labour...

Any more?
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:01
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I always thought it was for cocaine scooping/sniffing too
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:01
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Ahh ha google is my friend

In some Asian cultures men may also grow long fingernails, or only the nail on the little finger, to show that they do not do much manual labor, but instead work in an office setting.
http://www.answers.com/topic/nail-anatomy
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:02
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It used to be a status thing I believe. Women who grew their nails that long, were unable to do anything themselves, and had to be cared for in everything they wanted, in that way showing everyone that they were able to afford that.


How would you wipe your bum for instance if you had nails like this:
http://strangepictures.net/wp-conten...ingernails-in-

fookin' carefully

(althought the link didn't work - i can guess which picture it is!)
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:02
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Interesting.

So it appears there are several reasons for the extra-long pinkie nail phenomenon. So far we have...scooping up coke, packing a joint, picking bogeys, showing the world you don't do manual labour...

Any more?
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:02
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According to a bit of a google it's got something to do with status. Long fingernails indicate that you don't do much manual labour.
That'll teach me to sit in the reply box while I google
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:06
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Interesting.

So it appears there are several reasons for the extra-long pinkie nail phenomenon. So far we have...scooping up coke, packing a joint, picking bogeys, showing the world you don't do manual labour...

Any more?
Funnily enough though I never saw the long fingernail on any wealthy Asians, it was always on young, unkempt men selling knock-off watches in Petaling Street.
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:07
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I thought it was something to do with playing the guitar.
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Old 25-07-2008, 12:08
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I thought it was to do with playing the guitar? but i thought that was the thumb nail
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