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Old 08-01-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I don't lick the plate.
If there is milk left in the cereal bowl I add more cereal.
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Frankly, I don't see the difference between licking the plate (again, not necessarily in a restaurant or someone else's house, but alone in your own) and licking the spoon. The point is not to leave food behind! I guess I'm uncivilized...
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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I don't lick plates. That's a little too "piggy with his face in the trough" for me.

I use the spoon to get the milk out of the cereal bowl. But I also don't use a lot of milk, so there's not much left once the cereal is gone.
Pretty much this though I rarely eat cereal anymore.


I don't think I could bring myself to literally lick a plate even in the privacy of my own home. It has ever even occurred to me.
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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I was surprised to hear the horror, dismay, and general outrage expressed on another message board about someone licking his plate when he was done eating. There was nearly as much pearl-clutching about drinking the milk out of the bowl after the cereal is gone. How many will admit to doing this, at least when eating alone? Any other "gauche" table manners you want to confess to? I say waste not, want not.
I have a feeling I know what board you were reading. Duggars?
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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No to licking the plate.

Yes to drinking cereal milk (the half-dozen, tops, times a year I actually eat cold cereal, anyway)...but no to licking the bowl.
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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I was surprised to hear the horror, dismay, and general outrage expressed on another message board about someone licking his plate when he was done eating. There was nearly as much pearl-clutching about drinking the milk out of the bowl after the cereal is gone. How many will admit to doing this, at least when eating alone? Any other "gauche" table manners you want to confess to? I say waste not, want not.
You will never see me doing it at someone else's house or in public but yes, I've licked plates I had to get all of that maple syrup off one several months ago, lol.

I'm surprised that people would find it shocking to drink the cereal milk. When I was growing up, you would get chewed out if you DIDN'T drink the cereal milk since it was considered wasteful. I use soy milk now but yes, I still drink the milk out of the bowl when the cereal is gone. Outside of not being wasteful, the cereal-infused milk usually tastes really good. Why can't we have cereal-milk flavored milk in various popular cereal brands? I'd buy it!

I'm not even going to tell the pearl-clutchers about the 10-second rule I have for dropped food on a clean floor
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Old 08-01-2018, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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You guys need a dog, they will take care of what you dropped on the floor to

Yeah, my dad's family was a bunch of hillbillies that lived in a log cabin in the wilderness. They had a deerskin in place of a front door. When they finished their dinner, they let their pack of hounds inside, to lick the plates and bowls clean. That saved a lot of dishwashing work. Well, at least that's the way my grandmother on my mother's side described them.
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Old 08-01-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Ick, that sounds gross.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Licking a plate seems to me to be too 'dog like' and gross, but I will drink the leftover milk in the cereal bowl. Two different actions - no licking required when you just tip the bowl and drink from it like a glass.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I would love to lick my plate but I've got a yorkie who eyeballs me to make sure I leave her something to lap up. Sorry honey, the last of the milk is mine (slurp).
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