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Old 04-18-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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Which way should you pass food at the dinner table?

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Easter sunday at dinner we had a disagreement about which way to pass the food. I said you pass to the left. My mother said no, you pass to the right. Now my question is, who is right?

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Old 04-18-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
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I'm sorry for the bad news, but your mother is correct. You pass food to the right. By the way, Emily Post agrees with your mother and me.

http://www.emilypost.com/etiquette/h...ttle_angel.htm
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
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Now that is what I call great dinner conversation!
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:51 PM   #4
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Well we have been doing it wrong for years then. Might be because my father was left handed and did everything from the left. He always started the meal and we have continued that tradition too.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:47 AM   #5
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That Emily Post site is terrifying! But what lovely photos, especially that one of her on her honeymoon.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:04 AM   #6
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Terrifying?
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:21 AM   #7
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The etiquette pages make me feel seriously uncouth.
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Old 04-19-2006, 04:44 PM   #8
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Which way should you pass food at the dinner table?
To me.
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