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Posted 5/15/16 , edited 5/15/16
I'm not talking about salad forks and desert spoons but just good regular table manners.
Do you eat with your mouth open? Do you know how to properly use a fork and knife? Stuff like that.


From a very young age my father taught me basic table manners and etiquette. I thought he was a jerk at the time but I'm really grateful about it now.

So what about you?
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I eat with my mouth closed and I'm pretty sure I do not use my forks and knives correctly. I'm also really bad about keeping my elbows off the table.
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i think eating with your mouth closed is common sense, just saying...same with regard to knowing how to use fork & knife, though i prefer using chopsticks.
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namealreadytaken wrote:

i think eating with your mouth closed is common sense, just saying...same with regard to knowing how to use fork & knife, though i prefer using chopsticks.


I've been around people that don't know how to properly hold a fork.
It makes me cringe.
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I eat with my mouth closed but I've been told I hold a fork like a shovel. I also have a tendency to wolf things down. If I got an 'etiquette score' out of 10 (1 being horrible 10 being polite), I would estimate I'd get a 6 or 7.
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Hmmm I am pretty good overall especially when out at a restaurant.

At home though I am unlikely to eat at the table.

Posted 5/15/16
i can't stand people who eat with their mouth open, my older sister does it and whenever she visits i don't let her eat next to me, the noise is just awful. i'm very bad with using knives, probably because my mom and stepdad never once made me cut my food myself unless it's asparagus or something, and i have a difficult time keeping my elbows off the table when i've finished eating and i'm still sitting with everyone though my family doesn't discourage me from doing it so it's hard not to. my parents never had the time to teach me table manners, i learned from my grandparents and my dad's ex-wife's husband
Posted 5/15/16 , edited 5/15/16
Not very good, I eat like a peasant. I'm not sure what side I'm supposed to place the spoon/fork.

I'm also unsure if I'm meant to use my fingers to eat chicken wings, or a fork (I use my fingers).
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I'm very lady-like.
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I eat with my mouth closed, i dont grab things with my hands (for the most part).
I know several people who are quite shocking (eat with mouth open, put their hands or a spoon/fork thats been in their mouth into food thats being shared, eat really fast and loudly, etc).
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I ask my mum to cut my food since I know I won't do it properly and embarrass myself :'^)


But erm I don't eat with my mouth open but I do grab things.

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Posted 5/15/16 , edited 5/15/16

Iberjib wrote:

I eat with my mouth closed and I'm pretty sure I do not use my forks and knives correctly. I'm also really bad about keeping my elbows off the table.


^This, except I think I know how to use forks and knives correctly. They are for stabbing the person's hand that is going for the last piece of cornbread,right?

I too am very bad at keeping my elbows off the table. It's second nature to me so I won't even know I'm doing it.
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Iberjib wrote:

I eat with my mouth closed and I'm pretty sure I do not use my forks and knives correctly. I'm also really bad about keeping my elbows off the table.


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Posted 5/15/16 , edited 5/15/16
I still slouch and sometimes put my elbows on the table. If i eat chicken or pizza i tend to lick my fingers rather than get a napkin... i do keep my mouth closed and if i need to say something i'll make sure to cover my mouth.
Posted 5/15/16
I don't put my feet up on the tables.
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