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On Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 02:05 , Steve Drew wrote:
> But from the point of
> view of the group nothing different has occurred.
Ah, but from the point of view of the group something _has_ occurred-
someone has joined them.
But I only wish the whole were so simple.
How, why, when....
I was taught, by my anglophile father, to eat in what is known to
usanians as the european manner- keeping the fork in the left hand to
transfer the cut food to the mouth. My mother ate in the 'american'
fashion. At the time, it was economy of motion that swayed me, not
anything to do with manners or propriety, and today, I don't know if
such mannerisms are even taught at all. I do know that both my daughters
have adopted the 'european' manner, although I never had an
instructional session of any type with them.
When I had a galfriend from another continent, she remarked at how I did
not eat like an american, and wondered if I'd been raised outside the
country. I told her my story.
And then there are chopsticks....
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