Savage Britons Adopting Delicate American Table Manners

“British people have begun to brandish their forks in the American fashion. In accordance with US ‘cut-and-switch’ etiquette, diners begin with the fork in their left hand and the knife in their right, but after they’ve cut whatever it is they’re about to eat, the knife is put down and the fork is transferred to the right hand. According to a new survey, 23% of UK adults have forsaken the traditional European style — where the fork remains in the left hand — in favour of the American way. Up to a third of young Britons are said to have adopted the American-style fork-switching.