WTF in America

Old Nov 13th 2014, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by AlphaTangoMike
I'm not sure if someone has posted this before (despite many years of lurking, I can't recall seeing it mentioned): What is up with the weird cutlery skills in America? I.e. fork in the right hand, hacking at something with a knife and then switching hands. As Dlake02 mentioned in his 'post' today, eating like a JCB, a very apt analogy, the way that food is scooped / shoveled.
It has been mentioned to me before here in 'bama, "you English, your using a knife?" and also eating fries with a fork. I reply that it took my parents 2 years to teach me table manners and i wont stop now, also that it is a European mannerism, not just English.
I can not get to grip with the american way of cutting all food into small pieces and then just using a fork, my mother did that for me before i could use cutlery. When i use chop sticks that just freaks them
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Old Nov 13th 2014, 2:30 am
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BabyChog is still at the stage where she thinks cutlery is an optional extra, and usually she stabs something with her fork and then takes it off the tines with her fingers to cram in her mouth manually anyway. She still has better table manners than half the Americans we know.
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Old Nov 13th 2014, 2:42 am
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Originally Posted by BubbleChog
...... She still has better table manners than half the Americans we know.
That's my experience too, so it's not even funny!

We often see restaurant tables strewn with half-eaten meals, spillages, and food and napkins scattered across the table and onto the floor. It looks like pigs have been eating at the table. It is disgusting.
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One fish restaurant i have used here does not even supply a knife at table, just a fork.
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Originally Posted by Amie06
One fish restaurant i have used here does not even supply a knife at table, just a fork.
On her first (and only) visit to McDonalds my dear old Mam was horrified to find that they didn't have knives or forks!

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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad
On her first (and only) visit to McDonalds my dear old Mam was horrified to find that didn't have knives or forks!
There are many more horrors at McD's than the lack of cutlery.
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There are many more horrors at McD's than the lack of cutlery. ....
I find such implied criticism hard to take from someone who likes Skittles.
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I find such implied criticism hard to take from someone who likes Skittles.
Mmmmmm Rainbow.
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Originally Posted by Nutek
There are many more horrors at McD's than the lack of cutlery.
But they have apple pies....and a bucket of coffee for a buck....

Maybe not selling it any better there
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But they have apple pies....and a bucket of coffee for a buck....

Maybe not selling it any better there
Not so much. Though I DO approve of buckets in some situations.

Filled with Chicken, for instance.
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Asians use sticks. How unrefined.




Indians use their fingers. Animals




And the yanks don't ever eat food that requires silverware.




Good job we're above all that.
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I've never even given the proper use of cutlery any thought as long as I'm not sloppy...
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Originally Posted by amideislas

No mug of tea? (Preferably chipped, natch).
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Originally Posted by amideislas
Asians use sticks. How unrefined.

http://www.chengdurestaurant.com/ass...el-image-1.jpg


Indians use their fingers. Animals
http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/f...ia-commons.jpg



And the yanks don't ever eat food that requires silverware.
http://aht.seriouseats.com/images/20...ian-burger.jpg



Good job we're above all that.
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...breakfasts.jpg
How self righteous. Wonderful.

Seriously though, PC be ****ed, a bunch of people sticking their hands which could have been up their arse moments before in a shared bowl is ****ing rank, whatever your argument was supposed to be.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
How self righteous. Wonderful.

Seriously though, PC be ****ed, a bunch of people sticking their hands which could have been up their arse moments before in a shared bowl is ****ing rank, whatever your argument was supposed to be.
Needs an extra sausage anyhow.
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