Posh etiquette guide deems it acceptable to eat with your fingers11/23/2012
Traditionally, no well-mannered person would dream of doing something as uncouth as shoveling food into their mouths with their fingers. But Debrett's, one of the world's premier sources of etiquette expertise, has decided that "the influence of other cultures and new foods" means eating with your hands is A-OK. Being an etiquette guide, Debrett's naturally followed up their declaration with a long list of finicky rules: Polite eaters must put their food down between bites, take plenty of small bites, avoid licking their fingers clean, and "dab the corners" of their mouths with a napkin — not make "grand wiping gestures." You don't want everyone thinking you're a savage as you cram that last slice of pizza down your food hole, after all. [Source]
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