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Table manners dos and don’ts

Do:

Keep your napkin folded in half, and place it on your chair if you leave the table.

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Hold a red wine glass by the bowl but a white wine glass by the stem.

Butter bread one bite at a time.

Don’t:

Twirl spaghetti on a spoon; cut it with a knife, or shake your fork to drop loose noodles.

Order alcohol, appetizers, or dessert if no one else does.

Put your cellphone on the table or use it during a meal.

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