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A boodle fight is a meal that dispenses with cutlery and dishes.[7] Diners instead practice kamayan, Filipino for "eating with the hands".[8] The food is placed on top of a long banana leaf-lined trestle table and in the true military practice, diners do not sit in chairs but instead stand shoulder to shoulder in a line on both sides of the table. 

A senior officer or enlisted personnel then utters the traditional command for the boodle fight to begin:

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