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Quoting John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>:
> Bizarrely, Americans still *place* the fork on the left side and the
> knife and spoon on the right, but we hold the fork in the right hand,
> *except* when also using the knife, in which case we switch the fork
> to the left hand, cut with the knife, put both down, and then pick up
> the fork in the right hand to eat.  It is very gauche (or European)
> to eat with the fork in the left hand (pun intentional).

This right-handed European would consider using the fork with your right hand
to be a left-handed thing to do, _even_ if you ate with only a fork.

                                                                 Andreas