How do you Fork?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Fearless Leader, Jan 7, 2008.

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How do you fork?

  1. Left hand, prong down

    31.2%
  2. Left hand, prong up

    12.8%
  3. Right hand, prong down

    17.7%
  4. Right hand, prong up

    38.3%
  1. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    #1
    My friends think its weird i use my fork in my left hand (im left handed, not that weird) but with the prongs down.

    I'm the only lefty in my family and the only one who eats with his left hand and only one with prongs down, not sure why I do it this way.

    Note: I live in the USA.
    A German exchange at my school also uses a fork the way I do and said most people he knows does it that way too.

    Just curious how do you Fork?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i grab it with my fist., like when using a chisel haha

    but seriously i dont know probably both ways
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    I only fork with condiments. Otherwise, at my age I just use my hand...
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    For me: left hand tines down while cutting, and right hand tines up while eating.

    For anyone who is curious Wikipedia covers the differences between American and European styles pretty well.
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    wow, wikipedia really does have a page for everything...
     
  6. twoodcc macrumors P6

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  7. eric55lv Guest

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    im left handed and what ever im grabbing with the fork I always stick in the frok into the food
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    This is all way to easy. ;) It's like this open invite to let so much out. ;) FWIW I favor the top i mean my left hand.
     
  9. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Isn't that the official polite way to do it.
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    I typically use mine as per the "standard" US method. Unless I'm in Europe, in which case I generally try to follow their conventions.

    However, the way I spoon is a whole different story.
     
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  13. emw macrumors G4

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    I was referring to how, not who. Stop trying to fork with me.
     
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  15. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I use my fork in the left hand, knife in the right. Everyone thinks I am odd, but i can eat much faster this way.
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's usually just inherent in many of my Terminal commands, although I'll sometimes do it programatically. However, I don't see either as an options in the poll.

    When eating, though, I honestly don't know. I think I hold the fork in my right hand all the time. I'm not sure which way the tines go. The fork's usually moving too quickly to easily see.
     
  17. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    ditto what the previous person said. I usually hold fork in the left hand down only when I am eating something like meat and are using the knife in the right hand. I dont' like to switch back and forth and it is easier to pick up meat fork down.

    - James
     
  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    same here and im right handed. although i also do it the other way like half the time. regardless the fork and knife are always in seperate hands
     
  19. colocolo macrumors 6502

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    I was totally expecting this thread to be about programming... I feel like a nerd :)

    Anyways, as I'm already here, I'll answer: left down when cutting, right up when eating.
     
  20. ham_man macrumors 68020

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  21. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    You are using the fork and knife to its fullest efficiency, but it's odd that you're cutting with your right hand if you're left handed. You usually put the fork in your non-dominant hand because it has less work to do (and requires less dexterity).
    Psh...as if. :rolleyes::p:D
    That's because that is the fastest way. I was taught to eat this way from a young age and at first I thought it was stupid, but after a while, you become really fast. I never switch hands and just use my left hand for the fork (I'm right handed).
     
  22. takao macrumors 68040

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    left hand fork right hand knife
    and on direction of spronges: if i'm cutting something spronges down
    if i shovel something in my mouth it's spronges up

    if i eat something where don't need a knife i hold the fork in my right hand
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Forks are for weirdoes. I use a funnel and a blender, in my left hand with the blendy bits up.
     
  24. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    Forking good thread :D

    Well I'm right handed so the fork is on the left where a knife is required (easier to cut things with your dominant hand), or on the right when it's just the fork.

    Up or down depends on whether it's a stabby meal or a scoopy meal.
     
  25. Lau Guest

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    Exactly. :D
     

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