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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Fish knives are a Victorian invention, stemming from the pathological need of the 19th century bourgeoisie of having specially dedicated cutlery, rooms, clothing etc. for every conceivable purpose. The forks that follow fish knives are generally of the same size and shape as ordinary table forks, although often with somewhat shorter and broader prongs. Fish knives are regarded as very petit-bourgeois in many quarters.
The Victorians were generally extremely petit-bourgeois; they practically invented the term with their tacky tastes and as much personality as an overdressed horse.
post #17 of 22
Fish knives are extraordinarily common. They rank up there with napkin rings. NEVER use them. The reason they were invented was so that a fork could be made entirely out of silver, not using steel as was necessary with ordinary cutlery. Yes they certainly are very petit bourgeois. And generalising all Victorians as people without taste is ignorace in its purest form.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Marchese
Fish knives are extraordinarily common. They rank up there with napkin rings. NEVER use them. The reason they were invented was so that a fork could be made entirely out of silver, not using steel as was necessary with ordinary cutlery. Yes they certainly are very petit bourgeois. And generalising all Victorians as people without taste is ignorace in its purest form.

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post #19 of 22
Haha well I'm not the one who took an etiquette class.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Marchese
Haha well I'm not the one who took an etiquette class.

It's never too late.
post #21 of 22
I'm alright without one thanks BTW sorry if I come across as an asshole, I happen to get a bit too zealous on occasion
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Marchese
Fish knives are extraordinarily common. They rank up there with napkin rings. NEVER use them. The reason they were invented was so that a fork could be made entirely out of silver, not using steel as was necessary with ordinary cutlery. Yes they certainly are very petit bourgeois. And generalising all Victorians as people without taste is ignorace in its purest form.
Victorians were not the people I would emulate in interior design. History can't make their furniture beautiful.
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