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The Great Shake Debate

cameron mentions a debate which i never thought was debatable - which spice should go in the shaker with more and/or bigger holes . of course, everyone knows that salt goes in the shaker with more holes so you can get right to the business of coating all manner of frieds goods with a yummy layer of salt. or so i thought. apparently there are more than a few confused individuals who think it's actually pepper that deserves the bigger holes. blasphemers.

luckily the issue is quickly laid to rest by a commenter who points to the The International Guild of Professional Butlers FAQ :

"Protocol and Etiquette Consultant John G. Robertson responds: The salt shaker may be distinguished primarily by the size of the holes, and then by the number of holes. Salt is coarser than pepper, and needs the larger hole. It is also heavier and flows much more freely than pepper, accordingly there are often fewer holes on the salt shaker to help control the flow. However, there is no manufacturing standard."
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