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by Abigail Van Buren

Grab A Shrimp By Its Tail, Unless It Doesn't Have One

DEAR ABBY: What is the correct etiquette for eating shrimp? My husband says it's OK to eat it with your fingers -- even shrimp scampi. -- PAT IN TEXAS

DEAR PAT: According to Emily Post, shrimp can be eaten with the fingers "when served in a bowl or platter with a dip, or tail-on in shrimp cocktail." A fork should be used when it is served "tail-less in a shrimp cocktail or as a main course."

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