[thechat] american table manners -- fork in right or left..?

Norman Beresford n.beresford at anansi.co.uk
Wed Aug 25 06:06:54 CDT 2004

Doh, me getting confused.  Right and left :) 

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Subject: RE: [thechat] american table manners -- fork in right or

At 15:11 25/08/2004, Norman Beresford wrote:
>I seem to recall that if you're using a single piece of cutlery you use

>your left hand, however if you're using a pair (ie knife and fork) you 
>have the fork in your right hand.

I do it exactly the other way around. :)

Ain't that European style?

Ashok wrote:

>WIth the fork
>in her left hand, she
>was about to raise it to her mouth -- when he slapped her hand.  "Not 
>like that....
>transfer the fork to your right hand...!"

Americans like him give the rest of them a bad name.

>"I dont know....In the States we always eat it like this...," was his 

Uh huh. Default setting for the rest of the world, then.
Wonder if he'll freak out that we Indians use our fingers for Indian

I suggest you don't drive him around then. He might slap your wrist
while driving saying, "Drive on the right side of the road." Could be
dangerous. :(


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