MrsT's grandmother was something of a society gal back in the 1920's or whenever, the kind who went to finishing school, had a coming out party, all that stuff.She cuts everything into bite size pieces before eating. Pancakes, French toast, steak, chicken, you name it. The only exceptions are sandwiches and soups/stew.
I'm the opposite. I like big food cut as the meal progresses I guess.
She was a stickler for table manners, once cutting me down for using my soup spoon incorrectly (the spoon should be filled by pushing it away from you, not toward you ), and she also corrected another nephew-in-law for cutting all of his steak up first, instead of cutting it one piece at a time. She said the only time that was appropriate was when cutting food for a small child.
So many rules!