Though be warned: on the Continent
they tend to place their spread
s from the inside outwards, so you may get it wrong by following the above suggestion
. The best way is to glance discreetly at someone reliable
to see which knife/fork/spoon they are using.
Another reminder is that the word cutlery only applies to knives, not forks or spoons, so if someone comments on the cutlery, they should, depending on how well-informed they are, only mean the knives.