I don't know how to express this minor accident of mine precisely and concisely, and also sound natural in English.
I was enjoying my "Dry Roasted Pistachios", given to me as a New Year present, and one of its nutshell(?) slipped into a part of my left thumb just under the nail. It slipped hard enough so part of it was shoved into my nail about one millimeter. My thumb was bleeding a little, and it is now a little sore. Luckily, not much harm done. :-)
Then I realized that I couldn't describe what happened precisely and concisely in English, even though I could describe it very concisely in my first language (within just about 6 words). How can I describe this in English? The expression should include these followings:
- the part of that pistachio (nutshell?)
- the slipping or shoving action
- (optional) the fact that the shell went in about one millimeter deep
- the part of my thumb just under the nail (nail nook? nail cranny?)
- I was bleeding