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Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN ASK THE ETIQUETTE DOCTOR Which Side Does the Fork Go On Again? Here's an easy way to remember which utensils to use. DEAR KATHY: I loved your dining idea last month for using "BMW" (bread, meal, water) to identify your bread plate. My main problem is identifying which fork is mine. Do you have an easy way to figure out the silverware? — FORK FALLACY DEAR FORK FALLACY: Yes, I do. "Fork" has 4 letters and so does "left." Your fork is to the left of your plate. If you have 2 forks, work from the outside to the inside. The salad fork will be the smaller fork on the outside and the larger dinner fork will be on the inside. "Knife" and "spoon" both have 5 letters and so does "right." Your knife (always turned inward facing the plate) and spoon are to the right of your plate. This tip will also help you set a table properly. DEAR KATHY: My supervisor always mispronounces my name. This really bothers me, but I don't know how to handle it. Should I just ignore the error? — BOTHERED BETTY DEAR BETTY: No. It is better to correct your supervisor right away in a casual and friendly manner. A delay could add to her embarrassment. Try to --------------------------- FRONT AND CENTER Position name tags on lanyards at the upper part of your chest.

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