Thursday, July 23, 2009

I'm still in Love with Kate Fox

Her book Watching the English is unfailingly funny, interesting, and informative. I have recommended it to multiple people a day every day since I started reading it. I'm in the food chapter now and just came across this gem- evidence for why I think she is such a delight:

In talking about upper and lower class systems for getting peas on to forks

"The socially superior spear-and-squash system carries no more than about eight peas at a time, at best, while the prongs-up, scoop-and-shovel technique can hold up to about thirteen , by my calculations- depending on the size of the fork, and the size of the peas, of course. (I really should get a life.)"

In other news I have done absolutely nothing today.

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