# Thread: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

1. ## There's going to be a fork just sitting there

Hello everybody!

I see seven settings of silver
for a six-course meal.
I said, "This meal is going to be over.
There's going to be a fork just sitting there."

I can assume that "This meal is going to be over" means this meal would be eaten too fast."

P.S. This is a quote from "Dharma & Greg" sitcom.

Thanks.

2. ## Re: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

Look at the numbers. It has nothing to do with the speed of eating. If you have 6 courses of food and 7 settings of silverware, then there is one more set of silverware then you need. After you eat 6 courses, there will still be silverware left on the table. A fork just sitting there.

(In a formal dinner, the silverware is arranged on the outside of the plate area. You use the silverware on the outside for each course and that silverware is collected with the dishes when the course is done. Then you use the next set of silverware on the outside for the next course, etc.)

3. ## Re: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

Oh, thanx a lot.

4. ## Re: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

Please try to avoid textspeak/Chatlish on the forum. It can be very confusing for beginners who are still learning how to spell in English. Use "thanks" not "thanx".

5. ## Re: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

Note that in BE we say 'cutlery' instead of 'silverware'.

Rover

6. ## Re: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

Though in my version of BE, we can use 'silverware' for the posh cutlery that's only used on special occasions.

b

7. ## Re: There's going to be a fork just sitting there

I have only silverware in my house. Polishing it keeps the servants busy.

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