Thread: Redefining Role
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #7
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Default Re: Redefining Role

Something which might help your thought processes: forks vs. chopsticks.

I've been living in Korea for nearly a year now and while I'd learned to use chopsticks--wooden, pointed, Chinese style--I'll never be able to pick up certain items with them with any kind of dexterity. The fact that Korean ones are steet and flat-tipped just complicates this!

However, I've spoken about this to Koreans. They are baffled, utterly, that someone can carve up a game hen with just a butter knife and fork. They've seen people do it, and can't wrap their brains or their fingers around it. They can eat a drumstick with chopsticks without getting their fingers dirty, and they can eat with a fork, but they're not proficient with them.

Such things come only with years of practice.
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