Chop Chop... RotiIn America, serving chicken usually has it cut in parts, severed at the joints. Drumsticks, wings, thighs. It has always been thus. Ask Colonel Sanders... A bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken at a party and you would ask what part do you want?
Chicken stew and soup often had the bones removed so there were no surprises.
It wasn't until a coworker who hailed from Trinidad invited me to a Roti shop to have some traditional food from her country.
Simple description: a Roti is wrapped meat and potato pie with curry spice.
It didn't come with a warning that the chicken was randomly chopped and guaranteed to have sharp bone fragments! Trips to a Roti shop were limited.
Next up... lunch at a Jamaican restaurant. They have chicken, rice, vegetable on a plate. Your chicken choice is dark meat or white meat. Expect it to be randomly chopped with a meat cleaver. At least with the Jamaican style chicken you can make out the bone fragments.