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Melly20MummyToPoppy Fri 26-Aug-11 12:36:00

My dp insists on chopping up his spaghetti before he eats it because he can't twirl it. It really used to bug the hell out of me and i'd have to say something, (probably because when i was younger id've given anything to be allowed to twirl my spaghetti instead of my mum chopping it up). But now I just glare silently at his plate.

Does anyone else do this or know anyone that does it? Is it a really common thing to do? Excluding young children who haven't got the hang of twirling yet.

Empusa Fri 26-Aug-11 12:37:00

But the twirling is the best bit!!!

Your DP is weird!

milkshakejake Fri 26-Aug-11 12:37:10

why can't he twirl it? Is it really that amazing a skill?

BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Fri 26-Aug-11 12:38:14

I chop it up, I'm a messy eater blush

GirlWithALlamaTattoo Fri 26-Aug-11 12:38:25

My ex used to cut it up. It made my blood boil!

SecretNutellaFix Fri 26-Aug-11 12:38:25

How can he not twirl spaghetti? you stick the fork in, turn it around a few times and then left to your mouth!

Sn0wflake Fri 26-Aug-11 12:38:30

I like it long....but I gently suggest that it is OK that your DP does it the other way. I have met others who can't do the twirling.

Meglet Fri 26-Aug-11 12:38:50

I don't chop mine up.

sausagesandmarmelade Fri 26-Aug-11 12:38:51

Get him to try twirling it against a spoon........

YusMilady Fri 26-Aug-11 12:39:11

Give him hoops. Keep the good stuff for yourself.

Xiaoxiong Fri 26-Aug-11 12:39:36

My friend does this. I always silently wonder why she bothers with spaghetti at all and didn't just go for penne, fusilli, rigatoni or any other pasta shape that ends up being the same length and size as her butchered spaghetti.

Maybe you should suggest he twirl against a spoon - that makes it neater.

Sn0wflake Fri 26-Aug-11 12:39:39

Oh do excuse me I should have said 'dump him - the bastard'.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 26-Aug-11 12:40:11

Whatever works best and is less messy for the person in question I think.

Melly20MummyToPoppy Fri 26-Aug-11 12:40:48

I have no idea why he can't twirl. He probably just can't be bothered.
empusa i keep telling him twirling is the best bit but he just won't have it!

OhdearNigel Fri 26-Aug-11 12:42:24

My DH chops up all the spaghetti, really noisily. It really grates on my nerves and I always say the same thing "must you make so much noise with that, why can't you just eat it like normal people ?"

sausagesandmarmelade Fri 26-Aug-11 12:42:31

I have to LOL at this thread........

He sounds like a right baby! grin

Ephiny Fri 26-Aug-11 12:42:51

I've never seen anyone do this confused. I would think gathering up all the little bits with your fork would be more difficult and fiddly than just twirling it anyway...

Fuzzywuzzywozabear Fri 26-Aug-11 12:44:46

I always chop because I find I get too big a mouthful if I twirl. DH also chops so no teeth on edge here!

Kowalski Fri 26-Aug-11 12:45:11

Get him to try this!

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Fri 26-Aug-11 12:45:42

My son - who is dyspraxic ffs - can twirl his spaghetti and has done so for years.

As has been suggested already, the only answer now is to leave him.

We're here to support you.

Melly20MummyToPoppy Fri 26-Aug-11 12:46:24

He always scrapes the knife and fork across the plate aswell, it's as bad as fingernails down a blackboard!

sausages, sometimes I wonder. . . .

BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Fri 26-Aug-11 12:47:31

By the way, I can twirl it, I just dont... grin

ZacharyQuack Fri 26-Aug-11 12:47:44

Twirl n slurp

sausagesandmarmelade Fri 26-Aug-11 12:49:32

Melly - Now here I am right with you!!!!

DH is also a bit heavy handed when cutting....and often stabs at his food downwards with his fork which makes an awful grating sound....

He blames the plates being microwaved...but no way is this the case, as it happens with cold plates too. It's excrutiating!!!!!!!!!

sausagesandmarmelade Fri 26-Aug-11 12:51:11

He's got spiralli for am hoping for no squeaking this lunchtime!!!!! smile

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