Why is salt and pepper in this order?

Did a group of people back in the day sit down and establish that ‘pepper and salt’ sounded awful? Does ‘salt and pepper’ only sound good because it has been the norm for so long?

I guess it is the same for good and bad, Mr & Mrs, fish and chips, tea and biscuits, Ant and Dec… Mixing up the ‘normal’ order sounds very odd.

2 thoughts

  1. Personally, I like my chips n fish with white vinegar, & MAYBE a little ketchup, depending on how nicely cooked they are. Salt is already in the batter, so I don’t need to add more.

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