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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.
Now I would like to point out that many posters here have failed to realise that not all soups are liquids..

And in order to eat 'Big Soups' properly, one can only use proper (British) Soup Spoons.

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No spoon? No soup for you. Get out!!!
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Let's just wait for a E.U. directive about soup spoons !
Why not all you lot can agree like you did on the Euro (look were that got you!) and we will keep out and keep our soup spoons!!
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Why not all you lot can agree like you did on the Euro (look were that got you!) and we will keep out and keep our soup spoons!!

The Euro is not the reason of the various problems. It rather now is the solution. The mess was created by the bankers.

AND, the U.K. is member of the E.U., and such directives will affect the U.K. in full. For example a directive about a unified EU-soup-spoon
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The Euro is not the reason of the various problems. It rather now is the solution. The mess was created by the bankers.

AND, the U.K. is member of the E.U., and such directives will affect the U.K. in full. For example a directive about a unified EU-soup-spoon
Try saying that to Ireland, Greece and Portugal!!
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Try saying that to Ireland, Greece and Portugal!!
Their asses were saved through the Euro by Germany, France and the Netherlands. The crisis in Ireland was NOT caused by the European Central Bank, but in Dublin, the one in Portugal overthere and neither in Frankfurt nor in Paris and the one in Greece was caused by Greece itself in full.

It is not the fault of the Euro and the ECB that people in Greece got retired at 50 years of age !
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NZ according to Winston Churchill is just one of the Dominions, so what
In exactly the same way that Switzerland is just one of the dominions of France, you mean?

Relevance, anyway?
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The Euro is not the reason of the various problems. It rather now is the solution. The mess was created by the bankers.

AND, the U.K. is member of the E.U., and such directives will affect the U.K. in full. For example a directive about a unified EU-soup-spoon
Right thats it, were out of the EU. I can see the headlines now "EU crazies ban the soup spoon!" "Hands off our soup spoon Fritz" "Souperfluous EU legislation" By the way, the UK contributed in each bailout regardless of it not being a member of the eurozone!
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Relevance, anyway?
The relevance is that "Dominions" are culturally still very closely linked to the United Kingdom, more closely generally then other Commonwealth countries. If you want to say the same about three main parts of Switzerland, right you are, and with areas just accross the border more closely linked with Switzerland then with other parts of their own countries, it is even more evident. The USA however has, quite on intent, severed as many links to the United Kingdom as possible. AND, due to its own "weight" in the past 250 years became more "separate" from the old motherland than countries like Australia and New Zealand.

Later Austria state president Kurt Waldheim in his earlier times wrote an essay proving that Switzerland might better join Germany
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None whatsoever.
Fixed that for you, Wolli
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Now I would like to point out that many posters here have failed to realise that not all soups are liquids..

And in order to eat 'Big Soups' properly, one can only use proper (British) Soup Spoons.

Sounds more like stew than soup to me.

How funny to be here in Switzerland and realize that basically, things are not as different between US and UK as some would have us "peons" believe?

For your "Big Soups" I offer Campbell's Chunky. The soup that eats like a meal.

BTW, for a "soup" like that, I think a fork and a nice hunk of bread with butter really are better than a spoon BUT if I were to use a spoon, I'd prefer to use one that fits inside my mouth rather than those weird round ones from the UK.
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Sounds more like stew than soup to me.

How funny to be here in Switzerland and realize that basically, things are not as different between US and UK as some would have us "peons" believe?

For your "Big Soups" I offer Campbell's Chunky. The soup that eats like a meal.

BTW, for a "soup" like that, I think a fork and a nice hunk of bread with butter really are better than a spoon BUT if I were to use a spoon, I'd prefer to use one that fits inside my mouth rather than those weird round ones from the UK.
As a quaint alternative I offer you Dizzy (i hope on of our persian effers will correct my spelling) a liquid soup mixed with local bread and eaten on the spot in Tehran for a dollar. worth the trip just for that
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Sounds more like stew than soup to me.

How funny to be here in Switzerland and realize that basically, things are not as different between US and UK as some would have us "peons" believe?

For your "Big Soups" I offer Campbell's Chunky. The soup that eats like a meal.

BTW, for a "soup" like that, I think a fork and a nice hunk of bread with butter really are better than a spoon BUT if I were to use a spoon, I'd prefer to use one that fits inside my mouth rather than those weird round ones from the UK.
Do you have stew spoons in the US then Peg?
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Keep it calm. Honestly, even a Swiss (at least me) knows the difference between an Essloeffel and a Suppenloeffel. See Swiss silver ware

I personaly prefer the Essloeffel variant but I understand that some untrained GBs do not know how to handle it right. I mean bisque, bouillon, consommé, garbure, etc are not really proper English terms.
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If I remember right, the British sip their soup holding the spoon sideways, parallell to the lips. In France and Germany, I was told from young age to put the spoon the otherway around in my mouth, lengthwise (hope that makes sense),
The British way demands of course a rounder shaped spoon, the FrenchGerman way I learnt demands a lengthier shape. It's all about how the tool is used.

But I may be wrong about the British sipping, but I remember very well for what I was told off as a Kind and as an enfant.

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Keep it calm.
but when the GB-expats here want to go shopping what they get offered are
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all these spoons declared as "Suppenlöffel"


and so in the end are not exactly happy
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Keep it calm. Honestly, even a Swiss (at least me) knows the difference between an Essloeffel and a Suppenloeffel. See Swiss silver ware

I personaly prefer the Essloeffel variant but I understand that some untrained GBs do not know how to handle it right. I mean bisque, bouillon, consommé, garbure, etc are not really proper English terms.
In your link, the 'Swiss' bouillon spoon looks pretty similar to the English soup spoon.

And although your link purports to show a wide range of cutlery items, I think that most of them are fairly recent imports from France and the U.K. where formal dining has existed for far longer.

And you can't get those bouillion spoons easily here, anyway.
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Re: Soup Spoons [and other things "missing" in Switzerland]

Short version:
There are two ways of eating soup, thus two main shapes of spoons:
1. Lateral sipping = round shaped
2. Frontal eating = lengthy shaped

Depending on whether good manners demands 1 or 2, you will find generally the corresponding shape of spoon in said country.

P.S. lateral sipping is rude in France, remember that when you go to a 3-stars michelin. Just sayin'....
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I was told off as a Kind and as an enfant.

One does not "slurp" soup. One sips one's soup silently from the side of one's soup spoon.
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