The Definitions provided by Jeydehn and Rock Wraith are both correct. However, I would like to provide detail on the art of Joth nails.
The Joth fingernail is traditionally painted black, but variations have included blood red for men and women, and royal purple for mostly women*.
For liberals and/or democrats, the fingers on the left hand are painted. For conservatives** and/or republicans** the right hand is painted. For the angry Joth, the middle fingernail is painted, where as many Joths like to have their index and pinky fingernail painted.
There are many different "traditions", but Joth's have no code and so should not be mistaken as one of those trendy fads like EMO or.. dare I say... the Hot-Topic***-Goth.
*I have not met a homophobic Joth. Most Joths are tolerant of every life choice. Except for those that intentionally harm others.
**These are idiots and jackasses. Any Joth that supports Bush is not a Joth.
***Hot Topic is not a Gothic
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s believe in non mainstream clothing, where as Hot Topic takes non mainstream fashion and turns it INTO the mainstream itself. Hot Topic is a hypocrit in its own existance.