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Old 08-03-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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To say that I feel offended isn't to say that I mind feeling offended. I'm a big fan of free speech and can take it. Carry on!
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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Anyone else feeling vaguely shamed by those who would "NEVER EVER EVER think to lick a bowl (shudder)"?


Hey, different strokes!
Don't ask questions if you feel shamed by those who disagree with you.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:30 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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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.
If I had a tongue like a giraffe perhaps I would lick my plate, alas I do not, so I would not. As far as milk in my cereal bowl, generally there's not even a teaspoon left when I am done. It's only me these days and I do eat alone...but I do consider that if I began these habits I would forget the days of being raised in a strict household with many children where chaos could reign had my parents allowed it to, they did not...ever!

No horror, dismay, general outrage, judgement or shaming for anyone else who does lick their plate or drink their cereal milk but I probably wouldn't go out to eat with them, but that's just me.

ETA: Not uppity, highborn or a pearl-clutcher by any stretch of the imagination, not at all.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:40 PM
 
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Don't ask questions if you feel shamed by those who disagree with you.
I just find the pearl-clutching amusing; some eaters are very hoity-toity.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:47 PM
 
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I just find the pearl-clutching amusing; some eaters are very hoity-toity.
Pearl clutching? No, there is none of that happening.

I just don't lick my plate. It has never even crossed my mind to lick a plate, nor is it something Ive ever seen anyone do in real life. Sorry not everyone thinks and behaves the same way as you.
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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If I licked my plate my dog would probably think, dang, I thought I was the only one.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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I just find the pearl-clutching amusing; some eaters are very hoity-toity.
Because someone chooses not to lick their plate (and you do), they are somehow hoity-toity pearl clutchers? It doesn't sound like you find it "amusing" or you wouldn't be defensive. Again, lick away, since that is YOUR personal choice.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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Because someone chooses not to lick their plate (and you do), they are somehow hoity-toity pearl clutchers? It doesn't sound like you find it "amusing" or you wouldn't be defensive. Again, lick away, since that is YOUR personal choice.
this would be amusing on a first date... I may try it.....if the date isn't going well...
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:08 PM
 
Location: State of Washington (2016)
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this would be amusing on a first date... I may try it.....if the date isn't going well...
mainebrokerman, NO! just don't give her one of your delicious steaks!
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:21 PM
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Location: Here and now.
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No, I do not drink cereal milk. I hate sugary milk, unless it's chocolate, and I hate soggy cereal even more, so I rarely use more than enough to just moisten the cereal. Yes, I have licked plates at home. I have even picked up the bones out of steaks and chops and chewed the last shreds of meat off. Pearl-clutchers, clutch away.
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