Commentary: Dad - Man of few words, many lessons
"You're eating ugly," my Dad would sometimes say at the dinner table.
That phrase could mean a menu of things: Chew with your mouth closed; don't smack your lips; take a normal-sized bite.
"Waste not want not, and take what you want, but eat what you take," were two of Dad's other table-manner favorites.
He never expounded, but I suspect he meant for us to remember that many kids go hungry and nobody should be a glutton.