The post received over 1000 comments from fired up people expressing their own personal ‘right way’ to display cutlery.
“It’s correct etiquette as to lay out a table setting – funnily enough, we were taught how to do this years ago in high school,” wrote one person.
Others said the ‘correct’ order is “definitely spoons, forks, knives”, while another controversially said it’s “spoons, forks, knives in this house”.
In the Newshub newsroom, debate was firmly on the ‘set a table’ formation: forks, knives, spoons.
One reporter thought it should go spoons, knives, forks – but admitted her parents were both left-handed so she had been raised differently.
Another reporter thought it should go in order of “most to least ‘cutty'” – so knives, forks, spoons.
Freedom Kitchens showroom designer Elain Maytom has previously told Better Homes and Gardens that there “are not hard and fast rules” on the subject.
“It depends on the compartments of your cutlery tray… however, most people intuitively work from left to right.”