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« on: 05/01/2008 22:44:30 »
Again same as last time. but how did people trim their finger nails down before they came also?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/01/2008 22:46:46 »
Teeth, Knives, blades, scissors! etc. Maybe grinding them with a stone.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/01/2008 22:48:12 »
Ugh that would stink. When was the little clippers ones invented?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/01/2008 23:00:11 »

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/92579

Fingernail clippers were invented in 1793 by Clippers OcOnally, they were first used to pull teeth, scrape protruding moles and popping boils.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/01/2008 23:03:04 »
Sounds discusting haha
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/01/2008 23:05:45 »
Yeah it does.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/01/2008 23:10:54 »
Again same as last time. but how did people trim their finger nails down before they came also?

In the late 15th early 16th century the ' better ' classes would employ a person called a " Digit-Enabler " or  'Mauler' as they later came to be known as .

It was their function to bite the nails when the employer was usually ' doing their duty '......

The ' Evacuous Trimmngs ' were collected and every year , on the birthday of the person whose fingernails they were, a ball of the trimmings would be presented to them held together with the spittle of rats and brittle/hardened fat of pigs.

It was here that the game of ' fetch ' was created as it was indeed the dogs of these bourgeois materialistic types that would continue to bring the ball back once it has been thrown.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/01/2008 23:14:01 »
OHHHHH Nastiness oooooooh  YUCKY.....gag me with a spoon!! Having someone else bite off your nails for you.... Well.... Thats quite a nasty idea....
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/01/2008 23:35:23 »
Again same as last time. but how did people trim their finger nails down before they came also?

In the late 15th early 16th century the ' better ' classes would employ a person called a " Digit-Enabler " or  'Mauler' as they later came to be known as .

It was their function to bite the nails when the employer was usually ' doing their duty '......

The ' Evacuous Trimmngs ' were collected and every year , on the birthday of the person whose fingernails they were, a ball of the trimmings would be presented to them held together with the spittle of rats and brittle/hardened fat of pigs.

It was here that the game of ' fetch ' was created as it was indeed the dogs of these bourgeois materialistic types that would continue to bring the ball back once it has been thrown.

Uhmmmm......GROSS!!! [xx(]
 

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« Reply #9 on: 06/01/2008 02:16:07 »
Yes that does sound quite discutin, but thanks for sharing your knowlegde Neil
 

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« Reply #10 on: 06/01/2008 02:33:39 »
I knew a little guy and a young girl who chewed there toe nails and fingernails off regularly!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 06/01/2008 03:05:44 »
Hey !!..I can't be blamed for historical facts !!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/01/2008 03:19:57 »
Nope you can't.. But it was funny! Yuck!
 

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