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Old 24 April 2008, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by forceflow15 View Post
Funnily enough, I had Thai today for the first time ever, at a school meeting. We had about 20 pairs of chopsticks for 8 people, so at least in OK the Thai have chopsticks.

Granted, I did not pick it up, so I don't know if they got weird looks.
Many Thai restaurants in the US including the Seattle area offer chopsticks for use. But that's primarily because non Thai people request them.

It is worth noting that the Thai eat with a spoon, fork and knife. In Southeast Asia, only the Vietnamese eat with chopsticks, so next time you'll know why your waiter in the Thai restaurant coughs when you ask for chopsticks.

This wikipedia article shows that doing one thing in one country would be considered rude in another country.
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