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Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

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Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.
And we all know that knives, forks and spoons are set from the outside in, beginning with the bread knife and working through each course to cheese, don't we ?
And of course, your butlers should wear white gloves to keep fingerprints off the glasses.

(But how do you fit it all on a tray ?)


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Re: Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

Etiquette assumes that guests at the table :
Embarrassed don't have any food alergies
Tongue dont slurp their soup
Sad are not texting teenagers
Angry are not angry old gits
Lips are sealed actually contribute to the conversation
Kiss are not Essex girls
Cry are not guilt ridden vegetarians
Undecided wish they'd had the chicken
Shocked are only showing some cleavage
Wink are not too drunk to be tedious
Grin don't love the volume of their own voice
Cheesy are not tripping on the effects of a pre-dinner asprin
Crazy don't insist on beating the servants for pouring the wine too loudly
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Re: Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

Is rationing back in or is it just a sign of these austere times:  No soup nor fish course?
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Re: Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

Simple...I have a Splayd which is a combined knife, fork and spoon so rarely need any other item of cutlery apart from an occasional steak knife.
Oh...and a cup of tea or glass of water.
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Re: Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

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(But how do you fit it all on a tray ?)

Simple: Get a larger tray.
Mind you, it might cost you the wage of a second tray bearer if it's particularly large.
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Re: Etiquette, how you should set out your place settings for Dinner.

Quote from: Thunderclap
Etiquette assumes that guests at the table :
Embarrassed don't have any food alergies
Tongue dont slurp their soup
Sad are not texting teenagers
Angry are not angry old gits
Lips are sealed actually contribute to the conversation
Kiss are not Essex girls
Cry are not guilt ridden vegetarians
Undecided wish they'd had the chicken
Shocked are only showing some cleavage
Wink are not too drunk to be tedious
Grin don't love the volume of their own voice
Cheesy are not tripping on the effects of a pre-dinner asprin
Crazy don't insist on beating the servants for pouring the wine too loudly

Very Clever Useage of the Emoticons !....  Cheesy Grin