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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    1 soupspoon olive oil
    I had never hard of this measure before.

    Apparently it's about three teaspoons by US and UK measurement.

    Four teaspoons by Aus measurement.

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    ^When I used that recipe before I'd just use a soup spoon and fill it till it started to spill over. Well duh!

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    Yeah, the point is that in the UK at least a 'soup spoon' as such is really not widely used these days.

    Not since about the same time as the dowager checked out of Downton Abbey.

    Do you have any handy in Pattaya?

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    ^I must be missing something here, my soup spoons are in the cutlery draw in a divider tray alongside the knives, forks, and tea spoons. Just like in everyone else's cutlery draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    my soup spoons
    I don't have any. I just use a teaspoon to eat soup, but some prefer a tablespoon. If I am eating ramen or noodle soup I use one of these...

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    I have soup spoons, since when did people stop using them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^I must be missing something here, my soup spoons are in the cutlery draw in a divider tray alongside the knives, forks, and tea spoons. Just like in everyone else's cutlery draw.
    I cannot remember ever having bought soup spoons. I used to possess a couple of Cathay Pacific soup spoons, they were seldom used and one eventually became a scoop to remove poo from the cage of my son's pet Leopard Gecko. In Thailand I use the Chinese-shaped spoons, which I reckon are ergonomically superior to the traditional Western soup spoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I just use a teaspoon to eat soup
    Why? Can't imagine doing that, it'd be ridiculous taking tiny little spoon fulls when there's proper sized spoons in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    I must be missing something here, my soup spoons are in the cutlery draw in a divider tray alongside the knives, forks, and tea spoons. Just like in everyone else's cutlery draw.
    Yup - this is what you're missing.

    Guess I didn't explain it clearly enough.

    And...are you really sure you use a teaspoon, snub?

    Maybe Australians use the words 'dessert spoon' and 'soup spoon' interchangeably?

    It's only a generation ago that you were using your fingers, after all.

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    I think most people eat their soup with the common tablespoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I had never hard of this measure before.

    Apparently it's about three teaspoons by US and UK measurement.

    Four teaspoons by Aus measurement.
    I also have never seen it being used in a recipe. I can't help but wonder if it is a "Chinese whispers" bastardization of "soupçon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I think most common people eat their soup with a tablespoon.
    FTFY.....

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    ^ right, tablespoon it is for us commoners, soup spoon it is for them up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    I used to possess a couple of Cathay Pacific soup spoons, they were seldom used and one eventually became a scoop to remove poo from the cage of my son's pet Leopard Gecko.
    What sacrilage... I would have paid good money for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I would have paid good money for that.


    Does the Yaa Dong go down better with gecko poo?

    Just think - JPPR has to make do with nachos with his tequila.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    What sacrilage... I would have paid good money for that.
    If the day ever comes when I take my belongings out of UK storage then I'll have a look for the other spoon, there used to be two and I am sure the ex would have left the old cutlery for me. There were two knives and forks too. First Class stuff. A friend's wife was a Cathay chief purser....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    There were two knives and forks too.
    Any soup spoons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post


    Does the Yaa Dong go down better with gecko poo?

    Just think - JPPR has to make do with nachos with his tequila.
    Yeah, but JPPR ain't in Isaan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I think most people eat their soup with the common tablespoon.
    I think most people these days eat their soup with a dessert spoon. A table spoon is way too big.

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    ^And a dessert spoon is just a tea spoon with a long handle. What drugs are you fuckers all taking today and does anyone have some spare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^And a dessert spoon is just a tea spoon with a long handle.
    In the UK it is not. In the UK a teaspoon is a small spoon, the size you use to put sugar and instant coffee in a cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^And a dessert spoon is just a tea spoon with a long handle.
    Uh, no. Dessert spoon 10ml, teaspoon 5 ml.

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    L>R: Serving spoon, tablespoon, dessert spoon, teaspoon.



    Teaspoon: about 5ml
    Dessert spoon: 10ml
    Tablespoon: 15ml
    Last edited by Neverna; 12-05-2021 at 02:09 PM.

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    Meanwhile on planet Earth.

    L to R: Teaspoon, Dessert spoon, Tablespoon, Soupspoon, 2 spoons that wouldn't exist at home if I was single.
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    ^ I agree with that HW, apart from I would call your table spoon a dessert spoon and your dessert spoon a long-handled tea spoon. I always thought the table spoon (which you don't seem to have) is the biggest of the lot, apart from the serving spoon of course.

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