Lazy Susan

Monday, May 15, 2017

Do you know Lazy Susan? 

This is a trick question because Lazy Susan isn’t a person at all. It’s a serving tray with a funny name. 

A Lazy Susan is a circular, revolving tray located in the center of a dining table, used to help pass food more easily to others. 

We in the US sometimes consider Lazy Susans to be kitsch but they are used in many countries. (Kitsch is defined as art, objects, or design considered to be in bad taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic way.)

Lazy Susans date back to the 1700s, so they have been around for a long time! The history of the term Lazy Susan, and who Susan was, is unknown altough the general theory of its creation is probably connected to a reduction of household servants. 

Do you have one in your home?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes I know!!!! I discovered it with 2 beautiful girls waiting for a train to Naples!!!! Valeria

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