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  • n. Plural form of fingernail.


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  • Can't speak for anyone else, but I was objecting to the whole nail-biting, hobbit-sticking idea rather than the word itself. ;-)

    December 14, 2007

  • Not sure what's so objectionable about the pronunciation. Do you use the same kind of sound for both ns? For me it's /'fiŋ-gə-naɪls/. ŋ is "ng", the tongue closed at the back of the palate. A journey forward!

    December 14, 2007

  • Eeew.

    December 14, 2007

  • I haven't been keeping abreast of meteorologically-relevant arboreal hobbit digitry. I'm stuffed.

    December 14, 2007

  • plus there's that subliminal reminder of hobbits stuck in the forest during inclement weather: fangornhails

    December 14, 2007

  • Please don't bite your fingernails dear. We've told you so many times.

    December 14, 2007

  • worst word ever.

    "finger" is bad enough without the "n" directly after it. your tongue has to do a weirdness in your mouth to pronounce this. "fin. fingern. ails."


    December 14, 2007