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Q: Do you eat or drink soup? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   7 Comments )
Subject: Do you eat or drink soup?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: rwc37-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 16 Dec 2004 05:46 PST
Expires: 15 Jan 2005 05:46 PST
Question ID: 443388
and why?
Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 12 Jan 2005 06:35 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi rwc37,

Actually this question seems to be tossing about the Internet. You're
not the only one asking.   To Answer your question, soup is eaten.

Why? Because it's not served in a beverage glass.  A straw would seem
silly, no?  Sometimes you see people drinking broth, when all the
goodies are gone from the soup, however that is considered bad

..."Is the suspense killing you? Okay, you eat soup.  Soup, usually
the first course, is served either in a wide, shallow dish, or a
smaller bowl, resting on an under-plate.

-- Spoon the soup away from you, towards the centre of the bowl. 

-- Sip from the side of the spoon. Never put the whole spoon in your
mouth or slurp. Noisy eating is better placed in the farmyard, rather
than the dining table!

-- Tip the bowl away from you and spoon the soup across the bowl to
get at the last bits.

-- After finishing the soup, place the spoon in the under-plate, or in
the soup plate at a 10:20 position.

A poll on a teen web site:

Do you eat or drink soup?

do we eat or drink soup?
In Poland, we eat it.  Unless it is clear bortsch or, less likely,
broth in which case we drink it.

I hope this helps... If I can be of further assistance in regards to
eating soup, please don't hesitate to ask via the "Request For
Clarification" feature...


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"eat or drink soup"
rwc37-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
very thorough, thanks and happy new year

Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: steph53-ga on 16 Dec 2004 06:46 PST
Usually I *slurp* it..... :)
Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: probonopublico-ga on 16 Dec 2004 07:17 PST
One always EATS soup because usually it contains some solid particles,
possibly croutons, vegetables, rice, dead or dying flies, etc.

Gentlefolk such as myself also use a SPOON for this purpose.

Of course, some less refined types lift the bowl to their lips and ...

But one's butler should always ask any such offender to desist.
Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: omnivorous-ga on 16 Dec 2004 07:40 PST
Probono -- thou had best not travel to Japan.  I was actually going to
post a clarification request asking, "What nation does this question

Best regards,

Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: cheyuta1939-ga on 16 Dec 2004 07:57 PST
Depends where you live. There are languages in the world, where there
is no distiction  between eating and drinking as in English.
Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: probonopublico-ga on 16 Dec 2004 08:26 PST
Hi, Omni

I have been to Japan and I found the Japanese to be perfect hosts.

Pity about their food.

Almost as bad as American.
Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: guzzi-ga on 16 Dec 2004 17:30 PST
Neither. It all ends up in my beard and I save it for Ron -- Later on.
Subject: Re: Do you eat or drink soup?
From: baba720-ga on 17 Jan 2005 19:08 PST
in china and japan it is considered perfectly polite to slurp one's
soup.  reason being, dishes such as ramen noodles can be quite
hot....slurping allows the air sucked in to cool the liquids slightly
as they enter the mouth.  it may seem strange but give it a go with
your clam chowder!

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