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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 08:53 PM
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6. Properly, but with a subtle overtone of scornful disquiet and mephitic jejuneness
Edited on Thu Jul-17-08 08:56 PM by Rabrrrrrr

Seriously, though - I tend toward the European fashion of knife in one hand and fork in the other, and not switch hands after cutting (I'm right handed, and hold the knife in my right hand). Americans tend to do the fork switching as you do. If I am eating something that only needs a fork and no knife, then I tend to hold the fork in my right hand. I also use chopsticks with my right hand.

And yes, it is standard to have the knife hand be one's significant hand. But, you know, go with what works - the hand you use isn't important; what's important is whether you hold it properly (using your fork and first finger), or like an animal (wrapping all your fingers around the handle).
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  -How do you use a fork and knife? briv1016  Jul-17-08 08:22 PM   #0 
  - cut with right but don't switch. nt  malta blue   Jul-17-08 08:23 PM   #1 
  - same with me and I never turn the fork rightside up  ElsewheresDaughter   Jul-17-08 10:21 PM   #15 
  - Me too. nt  Crabby Appleton   Jul-18-08 02:54 PM   #26 
  - I cut everything up with the knife in my right hand and then I put the  MrsGrumpy   Jul-17-08 08:25 PM   #2 
  - I notice that's an American thing  DS1   Jul-18-08 01:38 PM   #22 
     - Yes it is. I was brought up in the UK,...  Kutjara   Jul-18-08 02:48 PM   #25 
  - Fork right, cut left myself (Rightie)  MrScorpio   Jul-17-08 08:39 PM   #3 
  - I'm pretty close to ambidextrous  DarkTirade   Jul-17-08 08:41 PM   #4 
  - Without mercy!!!  flvegan   Jul-17-08 08:47 PM   #5 
  - Properly, but with a subtle overtone of scornful disquiet and mephitic jejuneness  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-17-08 08:53 PM   #6 
  - i eat the same way and get a lot of weird looks  kagehime   Jul-17-08 09:26 PM   #12 
     - And it seems that table manners stopped being taught about twenty years ago.  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-18-08 01:13 PM   #16 
  - fork? knife?  Inchworm   Jul-17-08 08:59 PM   #7 
  - I cut everything with my left hand and I don't switch.  Fox Mulder   Jul-17-08 09:02 PM   #8 
  - Well, aren't you smug in all your finery!?  LostInAnomie   Jul-17-08 09:06 PM   #9 
  - Same here. Except I don't hold the fork upside down like Europeans do.  Redstone   Jul-17-08 09:09 PM   #10 
  - With my forkin' hands..  Twillig   Jul-17-08 09:12 PM   #11 
  - Well enough not to slice or poke myself.  hobbit709   Jul-17-08 09:28 PM   #13 
  - I like to do the British thing...  madeline_con   Jul-17-08 09:38 PM   #14 
  - A knife and a fork. A bottle and a cork.  leeroysphits   Jul-18-08 01:15 PM   #17 
  - I'm right handed  NewEnglandGirl   Jul-18-08 01:20 PM   #18 
  - fork stays upside-down in my left hand  Skittles   Jul-18-08 01:22 PM   #19 
  - Well, I am left-handed  RebelOne   Jul-18-08 01:23 PM   #20 
  - worse yet, do you lean on the table with one arm while eating?  grasswire   Jul-18-08 01:34 PM   #21 
  - I use mine the same way you do.  TommyO   Jul-18-08 02:41 PM   #23 
  - fork left, knife right, fork upside down  Rambis   Jul-18-08 02:45 PM   #24 

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