DEAR MISS MANNERS: I know Miss Manners has decreed that diners should eat asparagus with their fingers. Does the same directive apply to broccolini spears?
GENTLE READER: Good heavens, no. Miss Manners cautions you not to try to apply reason to tradition.
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