Here is my exact set. The best table manners are always those that no one notices. It would be exciting if they actually credited my blog/me but they didn’t. In the UK you place them at the 6 o’clock position, in Europe you place them at the 4 o’clock position. According to Debretts, this is the cardinal dining crime. Jerrica – Heh. I kind of feel obligated to, since my mom made me wake up VERY early to watch Diana and Charles many years ago, when I was a little girl, and I just HAVE to do it again! Not much for the customer etiquette never mind the waiting staff. If you do a halfway decent job of bringing them up, they’ll do that, Thera. There are foods where dipping is part of the way of eating the food, such as satay or crudités. I remember being grossed out by both my son and my daughter on a regular basis, by their dedication to eating things for a dare or a bet (fifty pee if you lick it, one pound fifty if you eat the whole thing) and then amazed and gratified by comments from parents who had hosted play dates or sleepovers to the effect that my children were respectful, courteous and helpful, with “lovely manners”. p.s. It’s just obvious.