"Can I get a fork and a knife?"
Yes. It was an older generation, I supose.. That included a portion of english class (or at home table manners) for speaking manners. 'Can I get' usually earned one a slap for being rude. Same with expressions of yes.., such as, 'yeah, okay, sure' etc. Words to remember were, 'May I', 'Please', and 'Thank you'. .. I got cuffed a fair bit. (And yet, i still find myself a lazy typer today. Go figure)