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

s t e f evolt at nota-bene.org
Sat Aug 28 09:58:59 CDT 2004

<quote who='Joel D Canfield' when='28/08/2004 14:34'>

>>What, you mean you don't follow these rules?
>>(and no, i'm not being sarcastic)

(btw, I *do* follow the rules Elfur listed. Old world, I guess).

> This, however, is my habit over the past 18 months, after a lifetime of
> unintentionally following Emily's advice (I do still like her clear
> explanation of how a gentleman removes his hat, glove, and cane when
> approaching a woman whose hand he's going to shake; should be read by
> every procedural writer on the planet.)

Heh. I can't wait to see you with your cane, hat and gloves, Joel :)

>>Apart from the one about the direction of the blade, it's 
>>common place in iceland to do so. And there are probably 
>>more, but you'll have to meet me and dine with me to figure 
>>them out ;)
> Love to! How far is it from Ireland to Iceland?

Oh it's very far!

When you think that an evolt get-together in Paris would be *so* 
convenient for all european evolters (hint, hint).

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