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Unofficial Etiquette Pollage

Posted on 2009.01.06 at 14:28

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Stormy
stormymouse at 2009-06-01 18:48 (UTC) ()
switching the knife and fork and putting the knife down ... way too complicated. nobody i know, at least none of my german peeps, do that.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-06-01 19:00 (UTC) ()
nobody i know, at least none of my german peeps, do that.

My theory, based on what Manners Lady said, seems to be right: It's mostly a US thing (and maybe some of Canada?).
Stormy
stormymouse at 2009-06-01 19:56 (UTC) ()
now that i think of it, i've never seen any of my canadian peeps do it, either. hmmm. i need to pay attention to that from now on. intriguing.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-06-01 20:07 (UTC) ()
Maybe Twin Peaks was right--it should be called "North American". The host of the show had never heard of the switching thing. According to Wikipedia he was born in London (England) and raised in Canada. I'm pretty sure he's of Muslim ancestry, but I don't know how much ethnicity affects the whole thing, since I never knew there WAS a whole thing until today.
Stormy
stormymouse at 2009-06-01 20:16 (UTC) ()
it never occurred to me that people would be taught to do the switching-and-putting-down thing. i've seen it done on tv or in movies but i've always figured it's just the way that certain person uses cutlery.
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