Posted by Kath on February 10, 2004, at 8:39:33
In reply to what a relief..... » NikkiT2, posted by dragonfly25 on February 8, 2004, at 17:43:43
I'm in Canada & how you do it depends on where you're from.
If I'm eating with 'fork in left hand' folks, I feel very 'boorish' switching my fork to my right hand, because I think it looks way less dignified than the other way. I've never been able to do the other way properly. How does one eat peas with the fork in the left hand? Fork tines up? Fork tines down & poke them? Poke one pea & eat? Poke 'em all & gobble? LOL
> i was feeling so impolite :(
> you are right though, manners are different everywhere. Like, eating with the fork in the left hand - a british thing and with the right had a north american thing (when using a knife). It must be etiquette to switch your manners when you are among other cultures.
> that left hand right hand fork things really stumps me. what should you do? maybe i am the only one noticing it though :D