Tuesday, June 2, 2009

What is the difference between a salt shaker and a pepper shaker?

Well, one holds salt and the other holds pepper.

But there's another difference as well -- the salt shaker has one hole and the pepper shaker has multiple holes.

I learned this today while researching this cute baby chick vintage salt and pepper set.

I had no idea! See, eBay can be educational. :-)


Unknown said...

No kidding! All along I thought it was just the opposite. It makes good nutritional sense, though, for the saltshaker to have fewer holes than the pepper shaker since most of us put too much salt on our food. Maybe I should switch mine around.

Adorable duckies, by the way!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks! I had no idea ... looked it up and several places said it was a leftover from English custom, since there was often a little salt cellar on the table.