Hangnibble: to chew one tiny bit of hangnail, usually resulting in a prodigious amount of blood loss.
Some of us just don’t carry nail clippers or a mini manicure set around with us, so if we get a finger nail that did not quite get trimmed right, or one that gets ripped, and we need to finish the job, and can find no scissors to complete the cut, we might go after the hangnibble. This is a chancy move. If you do it right, you will usually get rid of the annoying fingernail. If you do it wrong, you will most likely rip the cuticle along with the nail, and the next thing you know, you are down one fingernail, but plus one bandage, and hopefully it is a very absorbent one. Somehow, when it comes to taking off a hangnibble, your body suddenly takes on the properties of an anime characters, in which your body contains twelve gallons of blood, or more, and it is coursing through your veins under extremely high pressure. One little bite or cut, and you’ll go off like a can of cheap beer that was shaken up too long. So keep some kind of small cutting tool around. The workstation you save may be your own, and it will be pretty handy in keeping your co-workers and classmates from getting grossed out, too.
One-liner of the day:
When I want your opinion, I’ll remove the duct tape.