Limericks, Rated G

Chopsticks and Forks

Caucasians hold chopsticks all wrong
And use forks where they just don’t belong;
To the Chinese, the result
Is a moral insult,
For one’s white and the other is Wong.

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According to Wikipedia, chopsticks, invented thousands of years ago, are tapered sticks used in China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam to pick up food. It is believed William Dampier was the first to describe them in written English in Voyages and Descriptions in 1699.

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