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  1. They’re chicken fingers!

    …I think.

    (Or: “Keep your fingers above the table at all times!”)

  2. They eat with their fingers, and here they are laid out like we would lay out silverware for a fancy dinner.

  3. I think Wendy has it.

    Vikings did have spoons and knives though, but that doesn’t mean the cartoonist was aware of this. Or was he/she? Maybe there’s some room for debate.

  4. Vikings did not historically have horns on their helmets either. That was a opera depiction.

  5. And those ladies with the horns in the opera were not Vikings. They were Wotan’s daughters who would carry off dead warriors to Valhalla. And those dead warriors were not Vikings either, unless Vikings lived near the Rhine river in ancient times.

  6. Dunno what counts as “ancient times” in opera libretto, but at their height the Vikings explored the entire Rhine basin and descended the Danube.

  7. Wendy has it, but I think those are the leftover parts from bike glove manufacturing.

    They look to me like covers for the fingers, not just utensils they use with each finger designated for different courses in the meal.

  8. I go along with the fingers being out to be used as eating utensils,same as one sets the table. I realize that the males in our group may have trouble with the idea of their being an order to how the table is laid out – I know Robert does (“Why does the everything go on one side except the forks?” “Because that it is how it suppose to be and I had good grades in Home Economics.’ Which goes along with “Why do you have put a plate under the soup bowl?” and “Why do we have to use the good dishes and eat in the dining room for holidays?”

    I actually figured out where to put the dining room table so he can watch TV while eating in the dining room – as to why, well, in addition to that is what the dining room is for, if we are having turkey (Thanksgiving and this past year Christmas) or ham (This past year New Year’s Day and Easter) if we eat at our small kitchen table there is no place to carve the meat as the turkey or ham takes up close to half the table when carving. Jewish holidays we do eat in the kitchen (with the good dishes, etc on a tablecloth with fabric napkin for me and matching paper one for him) as generally it is a stew of some sort. Any idea of how many meals it takes 2 people to eat an entire turkey or good sized spiral sliced ham ? We still have leftovers from Thanksgiving.

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