Until I read this thread, I had no clue there is an American & European way of holding eating utensils!
My baby brother who was born left handed was forced by my mother to use eating utensils with his right hand as well as tie his shoe laces the right handed way. I think that was the norm "back in da day." confused

I have traveled the world & saw no difference-not counting chop sticks eating Asians nor using no utensils at all cultures. Although I sure wasn't looking for one.

The things I have learned on the internet.