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Thread #80050   Message #1456137
Posted By: jimmyt
09-Apr-05 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Can we discuss the Class system in UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Can we discuss the CLass system in UK?
s and r. The reference to use of knife and fork by Americans is interesting. It is obvious that the actual use of knife and fork is different completely in UK than in America. That does not preclude that either system is correct, just different. For those wondering, Americans tend to use their fork (tines up) in their dominant hand, and use their knife when they need to cut something. Our British counterparts une the fork (tines down) in their opposite hand and use their knives very effeciently to maneuver food onto the back of the fork with thier dominant hand. It is really fascinating to observe for me as an American, but I still don't get the concept that it is better. It is just different.