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    • Join Date: Nov 2007
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    Napkin vs Serviette

    Hi

    I live in the UK and have heard a few versions on the usage of Napkin vs Serviette e.g. explanations include napkin=paper vs serviette=cloth (and vice versa!), class distinction etc

    Is there a definitive usage of these two words?

    Thanks


    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    #2

    Re: Napkin vs Serviette

    They mean exactly the same, it's just a matter of preference I think. Both the words are from around the same period, and both are from French roots.

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