Posted at 7:30 AM Jun 09, 2009By Andrea Grimes
If you've got time to sit around while somebody scrapes your scaly heels and buffs your nails to a fine sheen, you've got time to say the words "manicure" and "pedicure."
Shortening these two words to "mani" and "pedi" is the worst kind of creepy cutesy. There is nothing adorable about getting gunk dug out from beneath your toenails or having a layer of acrylic sanded into your nailbeds. Yes, your hands and feet may look wonderful after the fact, but that's all the more reason to give the procedures their full nomenclatural due.
Maybe it makes you feel like you know a secret language, the saying "mani" and "pedi." And you know, you're right. You do know a secret language: the secret language of people who get so many beauty treatments they can't be bothered to say them all. Is that really the treehouse you wanna park your bike outside?
If you're a grown-ass lady taking your own grown-ass to the nail salon, spit 'em out in their entirety. Manicure. Pedicure. Self-respect.