Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

I’m sorry, but you can’t have my knife. I might be an American now, but that doesn’t mean I will – or even can – eat my meals using nothing but a fork.

What lunacy is this, anyway? I’ve never been able to fathom why it would be considered a good idea to set aside half your available tools.

Logically speaking, it’s much the same scenario as using a hammer without the bother of a nail. In both cases, the two things were designed to go together, so surely this is just a good way to make life 50% more difficult for yourself?

Not to mention I’ve noticed that many of you will the...