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Old 09.04.2011, 00:33
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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How do you even fit that thing in your mouth anyway?
You don't. Somewhere in this Thread there are detailed instructions on its use. Too many pages for me to search through at this time of night though. Perhaps searching 'sipping' will do it.
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Old 09.04.2011, 00:35
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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You don't. Somewhere in this Thread there are detailed instructions on its use. Too many pages for me to search through at this time of night though. Perhaps searching 'sipping' will do it.
Aww! While sipping it is with noise or without? Slurping is with the noise right?
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Old 09.04.2011, 00:46
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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No. The phrase "soup spoon" is an English phrase, made up of two English words. If you wish to use the phrase "soup spoon" to refer to a spoon, you may only use it to refer to the kind of spoon that a native speaker of English would call a "soup spoon".

Please, Mr Hofener, feel free to call those pointy abominations "suppenloefeli" or "cuiller a soup" or "zuppa cucchiaio" or whatever, but don't even dream of calling them "soup spoons" because they aren't, and never will be.

There.

That's settled.
Not at all. A Soup Spoon and a Suppenlöffel and a Cuchiaio da Zuppa and a Cuiller de Soupe are absolutely the same thing
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Old 09.04.2011, 00:51
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Aww! While sipping it is with noise or without? Slurping is with the noise right?
Generally sipping is with no / minimal noise while slurping is far more noisy.

Sipping I guess would be a matter of opening your mouth ever so slightly and "allowing" the soup to gently ease it's way from the also ever so slightly tipped edge of the spoon between your barely parted lips.

Slurping you're actively sucking the soup into the mouth with similarly slightly parted lips.


All of which is absolved simply by using a properly sized (neither so large as an esselöffel nor as small as a Swiss teelöffel) and egg-shaped spoon that fits easily into the mouth so the soup can be swallowed with hardly a sound at all... Well, unless you're the type to scrape your teeth on the utensil, in which case, best be happy not to have grown up sitting at my father's table.
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Old 09.04.2011, 00:53
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All of which is absolved simply by using a properly sized (neither so large as an esselöffel nor as small as a Swiss teelöffel) and egg-shaped spoon that fits easily into the mouth so the soup can be swallowed with hardly a sound at all... Well, unless you're the type to scrape your teeth on the utensil, in which case, best be happy not to have grown up sitting at my father's table.
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Not at all. A Soup Spoon and a Suppenlöffel and a Cuchiaio da Zuppa and a Cuiller de Soupe are absolutely the same thing
It has been proved to you that this is not the case.

Now you are just being silly.

A soup spoon is not the same as a desert spoon. If you insist on asserting that it is, despite all the evidence to the contrary, then we must conclude that you are an ill-educated savage.

Next time you sit down to dinner, why don't you use this?


That's a soup spoon, too, surely?
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Old 09.04.2011, 00:55
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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It has been proved to you that this is not the case.

Now you are just being silly.

A soup spoon is not the same as a desert spoon. If you insist on asserting that it is, despite all the evidence to the contrary, then we must conclude that you are an ill-educated savage.

Next time you sit down to dinner, why don't you use this?


That's a soup spoon, too, surely?
A dessert spoon or coffee spoon is only half the size of a large spoon
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

I thought your argument was that a spoon is a spoon is a spoon, Wolli ...

This argument is going round and round and round (somewhat like a soup spoon) and the thread is spiralling inexorably toward closure. Again.
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Old 09.04.2011, 09:37
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I thought your argument was that a spoon is a spoon is a spoon, Wolli ...

This argument is going round and round and round (somewhat like a soup spoon) and the thread is spiralling inexorably toward closure. Again.
Right, but is to be corrected in so far as a dessert-/coffee-spoon is really a different thing, at least in size.
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Yes. Just as a soup spoon has a characteristic size and shape.

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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

I think DB needs to bring one of his "soup" spoons to Rapperswill this afternoon, and I will bring the calipers.

Then we can make a definitive statement on the soupiness of his newly acquired spoons.


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I do. But I keep to my definite opinion that a spoon is a spoon and that a large spoon is simply the one you take to eat a soup
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Right, but is to be corrected in so far as a dessert-/coffee-spoon is really a different thing, at least in size.
Is this Wollishofener's Uncertainty Principle, or are you proposing a new discipline of Quantum Spoon Dynamics?
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

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I think DB needs to bring one of his "soup" spoons to Rapperswill this afternoon, and I will bring the calipers.

Then we can make a definitive statement on the soupiness of his newly acquired spoons.
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Is this Wollishofener's Uncertainty Principle, or are you proposing a new discipline of Quantum Spoon Dynamics?
I will be very angry if 22yards closes this thread without allowing it to conclude, I hope he understands that although the outcome isn't a matter of life or death, to some, it is very important.

(And please don't make the excuse that people are getting nasty, they are not, it is fun..OK?)
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Old 10.04.2011, 00:34
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Goodness, is this is record (even in EF terms) ... 14 pages on ... soup spoons!!!
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Old 10.04.2011, 10:17
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Goodness, is this is record (even in EF terms) ... 14 pages on ... soup spoons!!!
You most likely refer to Britishgeneralstandardssoupspoons ?

More readable : British general standard soup spoons
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My theory is that Americans do not know what a teas spoon is, but all recipes use them. So the cooks take dessert spoons instead. Result: Those 60% cause all the overweight.
Nope. That would just make them rise. Recipes tend to use tsp quantities for things such as baking powder, not for sugar or flour, which are measured by the cup. There is still the differenc between a teacup and a "standard" cup measurement though.

Soup doesn't taste right to me, unless I have a proper soup spoon for it.
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Nope. That would just make them rise. Recipes tend to use tsp quantities for things such as baking powder, not for sugar or flour, which are measured by the cup. There is still the differenc between a teacup and a "standard" cup measurement though.

Soup doesn't taste right to me, unless I have a proper soup spoon for it.
I just yesterday in Rapperswil got shown two nice "British standards soup spoons" (the Bsss presumable also in use in the Dominions), but in other countries in Europe, the Arab World and elsewhere, the soup spoon you are to get will look like THIS







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here, a typical Cucchiaio di Minestra , a soup spoon in Italy




These are "proper" as well. While I might expect the term
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Old 10.04.2011, 13:00
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Boy, this guy never gives up does he?
The Swiss don't eat/drink soup, they drink Suppe. They cannot even spell the word. No wonder they don't use the right spoon to eat/drink it with!

Wolli, be a good chap and go off and form a 'swissforum.ch' will you. There you can convince all your compatriots what soup spoons look like. You'll never, ever convince us.
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I just yesterday in Rapperswil got shown two nice "British standards soup spoons"
No, Mr Hofener. You yesterday in Rapperswil one soup spoon were shown.

The other one was a dessert spoon.
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Old 10.04.2011, 13:19
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Maybe Mr Hofener like me, suffers from astigmatism.

Things are not the correct shape, the computer monitor is not a rectangle, nothing is vertical or horizontal unless I look through the correct point of my glasses. I don't think the guy can see the difference between round and oval.
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[B]I will be very angry if 22yards closes this thread without allowing it to conclude
I'd like to see transition get angry. This thread needs a poll.
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