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  1. 羡鱼-Xianyu's Avatar

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    eating with their fingers

    While individuals who break the (often unwritten) rules of society are reproached for their rudeness, ignorance of dress code, unpunctuality, speaking with their mouth full, eating with their fingers, or whatever, they find themselves punished on other ways. Some find to their horror that they have not been promoted; others fail to get what they want.

    Dear all,
    Could you please tell me what the red part mean?
    eating with their fingers=sucking their fingers?

    Thanks in advance!
    Cheers!

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    Re: eating with their fingers

    Quote Originally Posted by 羡鱼-Xianyu View Post
    While individuals who break the (often unwritten) rules of society are reproached for their rudeness, ignorance of dress code, unpunctuality, speaking with their mouth full, eating with their fingers, or whatever, they find themselves punished on other ways. Some find to their horror that they have not been promoted; others fail to get what they want.

    Dear all,
    Could you please tell me what the red part mean?
    eating with their fingers=sucking their fingers?

    Thanks in advance!
    Cheers!
    No, it means using their fingers to pick up food and put it into their mouths, instead of using utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks) etc. Obviously, there are parts of the world where eating using one's hands is perfectly normal and acceptable, but in many countries which use cutlery on a regular basis, it is seen as uneducated, common and uncouth to eat with one's fingers/hands.

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    Re: eating with their fingers

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No, it means using their fingers to pick up food and put it into their mouths, instead of using utensils (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks) etc. Obviously, there are parts of the world where eating using one's hands is perfectly normal and acceptable, but in many countries which use cutlery on a regular basis, it is seen as uneducated, common and uncouth to eat with one's fingers/hands.
    Thanks a lot, emsr2d2. I've got it.

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