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Old 05-12-2017, 05:56 PM
RobDog RobDog is offline
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Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
... Across the pond ...
Across the pond, one should know what a tine is, and that a fish fork has three of them, otherwise one would be identified as an irredeemable oik who would probably drink from the finger bowl and use ghastly words such as "toilet" and "serviette".

Slightly more seriously, "tine" is probably fairly well understood by the middle classes and upwards, and by crossword fans.

Last edited by RobDog; 05-12-2017 at 05:57 PM.