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2593Re: [Czechlist] Re: quiche, silverware

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  • JPKIRCHNER@aol.com
    Oct 2, 2000
      In a message dated 10/2/00 12:50:32 PM, barendregt@... writes:

      >I would even support Jamie's assertion that you may come across "plastic
      >silverware" (I would probably tend to use "disposable" instead of
      >"plastic" just to feel better about it) - since we (in the US) do not
      >use the word "cutlery", what else is left to describe "spoons, forks,
      >and knives" than silverware? I think the word itself is now pretty much
      >independent of the original meaning of one of its components (yep, I am
      >referring to silver).

      I would have to disagree that the term "cutlery" is not used in the US. It
      is used frequently, particularly in advertising, but only to refer to kitchen
      and dining utensils that cut. Which sort of makes sense, doesn't it?

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