This seems improper material for a worldwide factual encyclopedia. I don't think we have many other articles that address the reader in the imperative. If this is a United States regimen (as it appears from the sources) it might be OK to put it in the infinitive, with a sentence explaining to the rest of the world that this is what US people tell each other to do ... but it might be better just to delete it? Any other views?
If I must not eat olives at the fanciest dinners (as I am instructed in the last sentence of this section) what, then, is to be done with the dish of olives on the table? Something missing here. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 19:34, 27 Ianuarii 2014 (UTC)
- I agree, and since no one responded, I've copied the text here, in case someone wants to rewrite it in a more encyclopedic way in the future: Lesgles (disputatio) 23:56, 26 Iunii 2016 (UTC)
Cum in taberna aut caupona oleas edas, tuis digitis tangere licet. Primum unam oleam tuis digitis primoribus colligas. Deinde si olea parva est, excerpe digitis saxum ex olea, et immitte oleam in tuum os. Postquam pone saxum in tua patella. Si olea magna est, dum eam inter tuos digitos tenes, oleam morsibus parvis edere debes. Si modus edendi tuis digitis tibi non libeat, oleam furcilla pungere debeas. Cum tamen domi in mensa escaria edas, furcilla semper uti et saxum in extrema patina ponere debes.
Non licet edere oleas occasionibus omnibus. Per familiarem cenam tibi licet constituere utrum necne oleas edere. Per tamen lautissimam cenam oleas edere numquam tibi licet.
- Eating Olives (with pits).. Politely... . Web log. 5 September 2006. CBS Interactive. Chowhound.com
- “Dining Etiquette Guide.” What’s Cooking America.