The Art of Unix Programming

Justin Knierim jrknierim at
Sat Feb 8 08:08:31 PST 2003

Im Auftrag von Andrius Ciziunas
> On Fri, 7 Feb 2003, James Cozine wrote:
> > d95-bli at (Björn Lindberg) writes:
> >
> > > Eric S. Raymond has released a public beta version of his book, 
> > > referenced in the subject. Thought someone might be interested.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > I eat with my fork in my left hand too.  And I thought I 
> was just odd.
> 	Nope....that's European style.  What's weird is when 
> you get taught both styles (my folks are from Europe, but I 
> was born and raised in Virginia, and my mom insisted that I 
> know how to eat politely, in either style...)..What's weird 
> is when you mix up the two, and realize it.

Yes, you are right.  I was born in California, and moved to Germany
around 8 months ago.  Among the very different things, I did notice that
many people hold knife and fork the whole time, and I think I am strange
to use one hand.  But I get used to it now, and start to do it the
European way.  :)
> 	Now, let's play a bit of trivia....How many of you know 
> where the American tradition of eating with your right hand 
> and having your left hand in your lap, when not cutting comes from??:)

No idea, but I would like to know.  :)


 Justin Knierim

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