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How often do you have a pedicure?

25I do not have pedicures
2Once a month
2Every 6 months
2Once a year
1Once every 2 weeks
1Every 6 weeks
0Once a week
0What is a pedicure.

posted 29-Aug-2008 7:18am  
not as often as i'd like
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 29-Aug-2008 7:52am  
Maybe twice a year or so. I love getting pedicures.
posted 29-Aug-2008 8:21am  
Never, I am a man. Ok, I guess some men get pedicures, but this is still mostly a gender specific grooming practice.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Aug-2008 8:45am  
I'm way, way overdue for one, over 40 years overdue.
posted 29-Aug-2008 9:36am  
Never - I'm perfectly capable of looking after my own toes.
posted 29-Aug-2008 10:45am  
Never. I wouldn't even get one if someone gave it to me for free.
posted 29-Aug-2008 10:47am  
Once a month to once every six month.
posted 29-Aug-2008 11:09am  
I don't have them. If a toenail is too big, I peel off the end or cut it off.
posted 29-Aug-2008 11:34am  
I had my first pedicure in February, as a Valentine's Day gift. It was fun, but I had a hard time understanding anything my pedicurist was saying. And it hurt a little when she pushed my cuticles back. But the massage was nice, and I would get another one.
posted 29-Aug-2008 2:57pm  
never. well once actually...
posted 29-Aug-2008 10:58pm  
Um..never? I don't see a point in me doing that at this point in my life.
posted 29-Aug-2008 11:00pm  
Once every two months....I really enjoy them...then painted with my red nail polish....I love it!
posted 30-Aug-2008 3:07am  
check I do not have pedicures
posted 30-Aug-2008 3:53pm  
Oh perhaps once a month that i have a pedicure or manicure
posted 30-Aug-2008 8:07pm  
I try to give myself one every month but sometimes it ends up more like six weeks. Yay Ped-egg!
posted 31-Aug-2008 7:44am  
I do not have pedicures

I've never had pedicures.

(reply to Phenomanon) posted 31-Aug-2008 7:46am  
What can the egg do compared to what a real person does.?
posted 31-Aug-2008 2:48pm  
well my boyfriend is asian and not your typical asian guy either....but he was the first person to ever give me a pedicure and the last person so whenever he is at work. He practices on me all the time!
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 2-Sep-2008 9:46am  
Once per every 32 year period.

I have embarrassing feet. I walk around barefoot a lot and so they are pretty hard on the bottom. When I had a pedicure, he was peeling skin off and I looked down and said "Gross!"... In his thick Asian accent, he replied "They're your feet."

I'm also diabetic and extremely prone to skin infections, so I worry about infection and healing. Watching them peel layers off my feet worried me a bit.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Matty) posted 2-Sep-2008 9:48am  
> Never, I am a man. Ok, I
> guess some men get pedicures,
> but this is still mostly a
> gender specific grooming practice.

The thing I really liked about my experience with it was that he fixed an ingrown toenail that had recurred for years.... My pedi was a few years ago, and it's still not ingrown. I have no idea what he did that day but it rocks.
(reply to they) posted 2-Sep-2008 9:59am  
Oh, well, I had an ingrown toe nail, but I wouldn't consider that a pedicure; I went to a Podiatrist.

He lanced the boil and burned a pathway with a l.a.s.e.r. to hault further growth...and it has never grown back for me either.
(reply to Matty) posted 2-Sep-2008 1:11pm  
Do you say as well?
(reply to Liss) posted 2-Sep-2008 2:31pm  
sure, why not?
(reply to Matty) posted 2-Sep-2008 3:04pm  
It's as good as obsolete.
(reply to Liss) posted 2-Sep-2008 3:16pm  
Perhaps for your purposes it is; what does that have to do with me?
(reply to Matty) posted 2-Sep-2008 3:20pm  
What do you mean, my purposes? It's a word. Laser isn't one word and l.a.s.e.r another. Wouldn't it be L.A.S.E.R?
You seem the most contrived person...
(reply to Liss) posted 2-Sep-2008 3:35pm  
Since you asked, I'll explain. I sometimes write out the periods in an acronym to help me remember what it stands stay sharp. So, for me, writing l.a.s.e.r. is a memory tool or way to jog my memory. Apparently, this serves no purpose for you. Thus, "for your purposes" writing out l.a.s.e.r. is obsolete, but again, that has nothing to do with me.

What's puzzling is why you would even care about this. What is even remotely interesting about my writing l.a.s.e.r. instead of laser?

As far as your view of how contrived I am, I could really care less. If your find me so bothersome or offensive, then why don't you just filter or ignore me. Given this insipid discourse, that's probably best anyway.
(reply to Matty) posted 2-Sep-2008 3:45pm  
It's couldn't care less. Could care less means you actually care in the first place.

So, this one little discussion and you're talking about filtering. Over-reacting, maybe? Me calling you contrived is just what I think. I'm cool with you being on the website. It is, after all, a website that encourages opinion. yes

But (Old English Butan, except) whatever (Old English hwaet, Old English aefre) smiley:::wink
(reply to Liss) posted 2-Sep-2008 4:00pm  
I'm not British; for me "could care less" and "couldn't care less" are coloquialisms that mean the same thing...

Michael Quinion, a British author, explained..."A bit of history first: the original expression, of course, was I couldn't care less, meaning "it is impossible for me to have less interest or concern in this matter, since I am already utterly indifferent". It is originally British. The first record of it in print I know of is in 1946, as the title of a book by Anthony Phelps, recording his experiences in Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. By then it had clearly become sufficiently well known that he could rely on its being recognised. It seems to have reached the US some time in the 1950s and to have become popular in the latter part of that decade. The inverted form I could care less was coined in the US and is found only there. It may have begun to be used in the early 1960s, though it turns up in a written form only in 1966.

Why it lost its negative has been much discussed. It's clear that the process is different from the shift in meaning that took place with cheap at half the price. In that case, the inversion was due to a mistaken interpretation of its meaning, as has happened, for example, with beg the question.

In these cases people have tried to apply logic, and it has failed them. Attempts to be logical about I could care less also fail. Taken literally, if one could care less, then one must care at least a little, which is obviously the opposite of what is meant. It is so clearly logical nonsense that to condemn it for being so (as some commentators have done) misses the point. The intent is obviously sarcastic -- the speaker is really saying, "As if there was something in the world that I care less about."

However, this doesn't explain how it came about in the first place. Something caused the negative to vanish even while the original form of the expression was still very much in vogue and available for comparison. Stephen Pinker, in The Language Instinct, points out that the pattern of intonation in the two versions is very different.

There's a close link between the stress pattern of I could care less and the kind that appears in certain sarcastic or self-deprecatory phrases that are associated with the Yiddish heritage and (especially) New York Jewish speech. Perhaps the best known is I should be so lucky!, in which the real sense is often "I have no hope of being so lucky", a closely similar stress pattern with the same sarcastic inversion of meaning. There's no evidence to suggest that I could care less came directly from Yiddish, but the similarity is suggestive. There are other American expressions that have a similar sarcastic inversion of apparent sense, such as Tell me about it!, which usually means "Don't tell me about it, because I know all about it already". These may come from similar sources.

So it's actually a very interesting linguistic development. But it is still regarded as slangy, and also has some social class stigma attached. And because it is hard to be sarcastic in writing, it loses its force when put on paper and just ends up looking stupid. In such cases, the older form, while still rather colloquial, at least will communicate your meaning -- at least to those who really could care less"...

Me calling you contrived is just what I think (hmmm, at least in American English one doesn't use me is always objective). Fair enough, just let me know when you want to trade insults, or play with English Mechanics, and I may respond.
(reply to Matty) posted 2-Sep-2008 4:16pm  
'(hmmm, at least in American English one doesn't use me is always objective)' Excuse me?

Oh God, you googled it to prove yourself 'right'. Blah. Even though it says it is 'logical nonsense' and doesn't add anything to your point. Did you read this bit? 'And because it is hard to be sarcastic in writing, it loses its force when put on paper and just ends up looking stupid.'

So this has come from queries about lasers and radios to 'English Mechanics'. I would play with them, but I dropped English Language for a reason: I was finishing the work before the rest and wasn't learning anything. Eh.


As I say, contrived.
posted 2-Sep-2008 7:28pm  
I have never had a pedicure. I've only ever had one manicure. That's all that I will ever have, as I really did not enjoy it. I found it a waste of an hour and $25.
(reply to Liss) posted 3-Sep-2008 8:14am  
Wow, you are without a doubt one of the pettiest people I have ever encountered. I think you should leave your house and find some friends, or otherwise just get a life. I know when I was 17 I didn't care to have pissing contests with people who were 38; I was out having fun.

Anyway, I googled the expression to give you a point of reference, and I specifically chose a British reference for you. As an American, I was already aware of American coloquialisms. It was your lack of understanding about my country's slang that lead you to attempt to correct me, not my lack of my own language.

At any rate, I see no point in developing this further; the whole thing stemmed from you not liking that I wrote l.a.s.e.r. instead of laser in a post to somebody else. So, put in whatever last words you like in this thread or directly to me; it doesn't matter. I'm done with this.
(reply to Matty) posted 3-Sep-2008 11:59am  
Lol, 'get a life' coming from a 38 year old. And a conversation that probably took about fifteen minutes of my time meaning I have no friends. Good one. smiley:::wink
posted 5-Sep-2008 5:27pm  
I don't but my wife does monthly. It costs me $225 a month just for her hair, nails and pedicure. And she rarely leaves the house.
posted 7-Sep-2008 10:29pm  
Never tried it

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