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post #60331 of 101091
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Only nobody really does it anymore. Pretty much if your utensils are on the plate and you look like you're done eating they're going to take the plate away. Even at 3 star michelin restaurants.

I don't know, I think in Europe at least it's pretty much the norm to place your cutlery on 4 o clock when finished.

Also, do Americans really do this:
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In the American style, also called the zig-zag method, the knife is initially held in the right hand and the fork in the left. Holding food to the plate with the fork tines-down, a single bite-sized piece is cut with the knife. The knife is then set down on the plate, the fork transferred from the left hand to the right hand, and the food is brought to the mouth for consumption. The fork is then transferred back to the left hand and the knife is picked up with the right.

Sounds retarded but that's just my own cultural point of view so it shouldn't be taken as an insult.
post #60332 of 101091
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte View Post

Don't people's parents teach them this? Cutlery at rest always gets set to the center of plate with napkin off to the left, right?

sorry my mom was too busy working 12 hours a day to make sure i could actually eat. where the cutlery goes was not a huge concern.
post #60333 of 101091
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Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post

I don't know, I think in Europe at least it's pretty much the norm to place your cutlery on 4 o clock when finished.
Also, do Americans really do this:
Quote:
In the American style, also called the zig-zag method, the knife is initially held in the right hand and the fork in the left. Holding food to the plate with the fork tines-down, a single bite-sized piece is cut with the knife. The knife is then set down on the plate, the fork transferred from the left hand to the right hand, and the food is brought to the mouth for consumption. The fork is then transferred back to the left hand and the knife is picked up with the right.
Sounds retarded but that's just my own cultural point of view so it shouldn't be taken as an insult.
hahahah I do that. I'm right handed so of course I cut with my right hand and then eat with my right hand. Usually I cut everything first so I can enjoy a fully uninterrupted meal.
post #60334 of 101091
Angry plebian transvestite.
post #60335 of 101091
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Originally Posted by skintight View Post

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post #60336 of 101091
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In the American style, also called the zig-zag method, the knife is initially held in the right hand and the fork in the left. Holding food to the plate with the fork tines-down, a single bite-sized piece is cut with the knife. The knife is then set down on the plate, the fork transferred from the left hand to the right hand, and the food is brought to the mouth for consumption. The fork is then transferred back to the left hand and the knife is picked up with the right.


Yes, people do this all the time. Huge pet peeve of mine. Also I thought the 4 o'clock thing was pretty common knowledge?
post #60337 of 101091
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Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist View Post

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In the American style, also called the zig-zag method, the knife is initially held in the right hand and the fork in the left. Holding food to the plate with the fork tines-down, a single bite-sized piece is cut with the knife. The knife is then set down on the plate, the fork transferred from the left hand to the right hand, and the food is brought to the mouth for consumption. The fork is then transferred back to the left hand and the knife is picked up with the right.
Yes, people do this all the time. Huge pet peeve of mine. Also I thought the 4 o'clock thing was pretty common knowledge?

I, too, get really upset when people do harmless things that have absolutely zero bearing on my life.
post #60338 of 101091
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Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post


I don't know, I think in Europe at least it's pretty much the norm to place your cutlery on 4 o clock when finished.
Also, do Americans really do this:
Quote:
In the American style, also called the zig-zag method, the knife is initially held in the right hand and the fork in the left. Holding food to the plate with the fork tines-down, a single bite-sized piece is cut with the knife. The knife is then set down on the plate, the fork transferred from the left hand to the right hand, and the food is brought to the mouth for consumption. The fork is then transferred back to the left hand and the knife is picked up with the right.
Sounds retarded but that's just my own cultural point of view so it shouldn't be taken as an insult.

I do it sometimes (though opposite) because I'm left handed and don't like cutting with my right hand as much (though I'm pretty well ambidextrous so unless it's something tough to cut, I will use my right)

 

For what it's worth, I think napkin placement has far more significance in signaling that you're finished than cutlery

post #60339 of 101091
my mom drilled this stuff into my head so much that it's just automatic now and i feel like I'm going to have an aneurysm if I don't put my fork and knife in the right place when I'm done #ocd
post #60340 of 101091
You guys are nuts. I grew up on a farm; you just pick the food out of the garden and eat it with your hands. You all probably "purchased" your food too instead of growing it. Heathens.
post #60341 of 101091
We still grow tomatoes and veggies. My uncle used to own a farm in maple before it became a city (for those that know the area)

Do want a chicken coop (0)
post #60342 of 101091
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

We still grow tomatoes and veggies. My uncle used to own a farm in maple before it became a city (for those that know the area)
Do want a chicken coop (0)
In the process of building a coop right now. We have coyotes in our area though, so we have to bury the fence a few feet underground so they can't dig underneath it and eat the chickens!
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post #60344 of 101091
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

my mom drilled this stuff into my head so much that it's just automatic now and i feel like I'm going to have an aneurysm if I don't put my fork and knife in the right place when I'm done #ocd

We had formal dinners (my father did work with foreign governments) when I was a kid, so I was taught and expected to do this. I'm hardly OCD about any of this stuff, as anyone who knows me irl know, but these are good "life skills".

In random fashion thoughts - I am, after 2 weeks, going to get my Jeanshop bag. Great customer service from Mr. Porter after a series of huge fuckups on their end, and I have a $105 credit right now. What to do with it? Nothing on the site I particular want/like right now. Which that their shoes and accessories selections were stronger.

I am looking for a pair of chukkas or chukka sneakers for the summer. They are a perfect height, especially for travel. They slip on and off easily at airport security, and they are just high enough that nearly all pants and jeans, no matter the hem length break well on them. Also, they have a less abrupt silhouette than low tops, but give much more breathing room and comfort than high tops.
post #60345 of 101091
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