October 28th, 2009


Schott's Miscellany 27 October 2009

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EGGS (RAW)--are usually broken into a glass and eaten with a spoon.

FINGER BOWL--The fingers should be dipped in the water and gently rubbed together, then dried on a napkin.

FISH--should be eaten with a fork held in the right hand and a piece of bread held in the left hand. The bones should be removed from the mouth with the aid of a fork or the fingers. If by the latter, great delicacy should be used.

GRAPES & PLUMS--should be eaten one by one, and the pits allowed to fall noiselessly into the half-closed hand and then transferred to the plate.

KNIFE & FORK--The knife is always held in the right hand and is used only for cutting the food. The fork is used not only in eating fish, meat, vegetables, and made dishes, but also ices, melons, salads, oysters, clams, lobsters, and terrapins. The knife should never be used to carry food to the mouth.

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter (1919-90)
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they call me -- Kiisu!

On my new black belt, as seen here, it has my name transliterated into Japanese kanji katakana characters (thanks to rosalind_wang for the correction). I'm told by a reliable source on Facebook that my first name actually is pronounced "Kiisu" -- which makes sense, as there's no "th" sound in Japanese. (A problem also encountered by my Italian relatives....)

If I ever find myself in need of an SCA name, I know what to use (assuming I don't just use my Boogie Knight name of Krad the Obscure....). *chuckle*
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