Monday, September 7, 2020

More Tales of “Knife Dining”

A hand-made, 19th century, pea knife.

Why He Used a Knife 
Blobbs—See that fellow over there eating with his knife? Slobbs —Yes; he probably wants to sharpen his appetite.—Philadelphia Inquirer, 1908 

Teaching a Bride?
Illinois congressman, Frank T. O’Hair, has a sense of humor. Also, O’Hair got married a few years ago. On the wedding trip, O’Hair frequently mortified his bride by eating with his knife and pointing out objects of interest with his fork. Not until the wedding journey was over, did his bride receive positive assurance that O’Hair really knew better. He had been eating with his knife because he thought it was a good joke on his wife. — Los Angeles Herald, 1915

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