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Jaleson
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10:07 AM on 03/23/2012
A nice little fact to add on. When eating noodles and the likes, slurping is usually considered polite. It shows that you are enjoying the food :) Just don't get too carried away ;) Also has anyone else noticed that eating with chopsticks makes food taste even better than it already is? At least that is the case with me. I eat with chopsticks frequently because I like the cultured feeling. O:
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09:52 AM on 03/23/2012
Yes, and had to learn some of the rude ways not to do! Lived in Japan in 77-78
09:50 AM on 03/23/2012
In Vietnam it's okay to rest your sticks on the bowl. If you want more food place the sticks on the bowl pointing away from you. If you are finished place the sticks on the bowl with the tips pointing to your right.
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hulahulahula
11:54 AM on 03/23/2012
Thanks--I never knew that, as opposed to this article, that offerred little new information.
09:46 AM on 03/23/2012
Sure, if I want to be in the restaurant all damn night.
09:40 AM on 03/23/2012
Better yet how about an article on how offensive continental style is (fork in left hand used as a shovel_
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hattie54
10:21 AM on 03/23/2012
Oh really.Tell that to a European.They all eat with a fork in their left hand and hold it a certain way.
11:04 AM on 03/23/2012
Why thank you C'tain Obvious for that nugget of common knowledge. Don't need to tell them anything. If monsieur wishes to shovel down his slab of horse steak without pausing to put down his knife he will certainly continue doing so. They can eat however they so choose. Where I was raised eating continental style was in the same class of manners as using a tooth pick while at the table, cutting your fingernails or burping to "honor" your host's cooking.
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WilmaJune
10:29 AM on 03/23/2012
A group of students going to Poland were taught to eat continental style to honor their hosts.
11:05 AM on 03/23/2012
Funny thing is that people who were raised without manners instinctively know how to eat continental style
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zmg88
09:39 AM on 03/23/2012
You don’t see chinese farmers in the fields with a couple of pool cues do you? How’d they miss the fork? -Seinfeld- couldn’t resist!
09:35 AM on 03/23/2012
To get ahead in the business world - learn to use chop-sticks well and also learn to speak Chinese.
10:21 AM on 03/23/2012
And Japanese.. both languages will take you far.
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09:32 AM on 03/23/2012
It may be best If I decline to eat with chopsticks...
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bigbe
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09:30 AM on 03/23/2012
They discovered fire so I wouldn't have to eat raw fish and metal so I wouldn't have to eat with a stick. I try to not eat with my fingers and drop food on the table but I don't much care which side of the plate I put my spooln or fork. Why do we keep trying to do things the way some other person tells us is right?
09:50 AM on 03/23/2012
The Chinese were eating with chop-sticks when your ancestors were still eating with their fingers. We all need to have an open mind as we can all learn from other cultures.
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hattie54
10:43 AM on 03/23/2012
I bet many don't know the history of why we Americans eat mostly with a fork in our right hands?Of course that doesn't work for lefties.When Colonial America was new,many families only had a few forks and one knife.They would pass the one knife around so everyone could cut up their food.This is why we use our forks the way we do,putting it down,cutting our food then picking up the fork again.The Europeans for some reason just hold the fork in their left hands upside down,eating that way and keeping the knife in their right hand all the time,never putting it down expect when to shovel food like rice or something soft that can't be picked up with a fork.
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mahrmach
09:27 AM on 03/23/2012
Or...just use a friggin FORK!
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Yolinda Beach
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09:20 AM on 03/23/2012
I've used chopsticks for years even though I find them backward and barbaric.
10:31 AM on 03/23/2012
barbaric? Barbarians used their hands to eat, not chop sticks

The word you are searching for is archaic.
11:04 AM on 03/23/2012
Your logic is flawed - how is is backward - just because something is new does not make it better. Look at all the beautifull buildings they knocked down in the 1960's because they were considered old and were replaced with ugly modern buildings.
09:13 AM on 03/23/2012
For cryin' out loud, use a fork! Two sticks? Really?
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rltballer
why is equality difficult for some to understand?
09:27 AM on 03/23/2012
They were using these sticks before forks were invented. Who are you to.tell.them they are wrong? They typically live longer and are less obese as a people partly due.to the sticks and a lot due to their diet.
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09:37 AM on 03/23/2012
I am not saying they are wrong, they are telling me I am wrong and may offend someone - have seen some folks "shovel" there food with their chopsticks, seems rude to me, but I am not going to say anything to them...
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hattie54
02:29 PM on 03/23/2012
Thats changing.More Chinese drive now and eat at McD's.Or course their still Communist country is richer than ours now.
09:32 AM on 03/23/2012
After doing a tour of duty in Okinawa, I became very accustomed to eating all Asian style food dishes with chopsticks. I find that I can easily use the chopsticks as well as a fork. As weird as I know this is, I can't bring myself to eat Asian food without using them.
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Jaleson
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10:09 AM on 03/23/2012
Same here! I have never been out of the country but I love to eat with chopsticks when I am enjoying an Asian meal. (I love Asian food. Especially Japanese)
09:10 AM on 03/23/2012
Chopsticks are a great diet tool. You're so clumsy learning to use them, it slows you down while you're eating and you really have to focus on what you're doing, which allows your brain to process that you're full. I've been learning to use them, and have gotten OK with them (I usually only eat sushi with them in public, and I've managed to avoid dropping anything, but I'm not very graceful with them).
09:43 AM on 03/23/2012
Haha this is so true:)
09:10 AM on 03/23/2012
If you like using chopsticks, go ahead.... I find them to be a bore.
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04:30 PM on 03/23/2012
gawd how much more interesting is a fork? unless of course you do things with your fork you care not to print here... ewwwww! 8-(
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vegetto764
09:09 AM on 03/23/2012
Here we go another may offfend story.