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He was the sort of man ... (1 Viewer)

Olly Buckle

He was the sort of man who occasionally wore clothes of the most appalling taste in order to see who would compliment him.

The Backward OX

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He was the sort of man who, with his garrulous great-aunt Matilda, would gate-crash a party of strangers, introduce her* to a vapid-looking artsy type, and then leave.

*"This is Matilda. I'm sure you'll have lots in common. Toodle-pip."

Olly Buckle

He was the sort of man who
Finding this thread, conned it through.
Searched, sorted, classified and compiled a list
Of who did that and which one this.
Then for each, which some other did create
He matched some other that was apposite
Composing, in his mind, a perfect opposite
One wore socks, one revelled in his natural state.
One looked regular, as though he was designed
One could not have come from the most fevered mind,
One brought flowers from incarceration
One stood alone, in splendid isolation.
He was an orderly, and careful writer
Who wished his work a little brighter
And thought , by getting underneath the skin
To bring a character to life, embody him.
So checked his characters against the lists
Deciding which descriptions fitted best.
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The Backward OX

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He was the sort of man who became totally confused about cutlery. The key, he was to learn, is to work from the outside in. Knives and spoons go to the right of the charger, and forks are on the left. In the illustration that the Emily Post Institute uses to describe a formal table setting, the appetizer is shellfish, which requires a special, small fork. Therefore, it goes on the farthest edge of the setting. However, it would go to the right; it is the only kind of fork that gets this special treatment.

Typical utensils include soup spoons or fruit spoons, salad forks and knives, fish forks and knives, dinner forks and knives, shellfish forks and butter knives. Remember the outside-in rule and place the utensils according to your serving order.

Knives should be placed with the blade facing the charger. The exception is the butter knife, which goes diagonally on the butter plate, with the handle toward the charger pointing outward.

There is a limit: No formal table should have more than three of any utensil at one time (a shellfish fork doesn't count). If there were more than three courses, then the servers would bring in more silverware with additional courses.


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He was the sort of man who would shake hands with you believe me
but knowing his adventureous floating demena
He would propably engage you first then leave you
to others to ponder with and probe you
as always his reputation will have you
that he is neither here or there I hear you.

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