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Proper toothpick etiquette?

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Proper toothpick etiquette?

ipsedixit | Dec 8, 2006 10:25 PM

(1) Is it ever OK to use a toothpick at the table?

(2) If it is, what's the proper way to do it?

As to the first question, my understanding is that most Americans find it rude to use the toothpick at the table, but many Asian cultures have no such taboo. True?

As to the second question, some say the way to use a toothpick at the table is to cover up with the free (non toothpick holding) hand. True?

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