17 April 2007
Tine is on my side
By now, most people are familiar with the term "spork", and some of us are still silly enough to wonder how it came to be "spork" and not, say, "foon."
Now there's the "chork", which is a hybrid chopstick/fork, sort of: imagine two chopsticks joined together at the base. For those of us who can't handle the traditional chopstick worth a flip, this could prove to be a godsend especially if they come out with a version in titanium.
Now all we need is a runcible spoon. Or spork.
Posted at 5:44 PM to Entirely Too Cool
I like it! Gotta have one, er... uh, two... whatever...
I'll hold out for the runcible chork.
"Foon" just sounds better - too bad it didn't catch on.....
When I was growing up in Australia, we had a set of "splades" which were forks with sharp sides (but not too sharp). I have no idea if this is an Aussie thing forever, or just a weird cutlery moment in Sydney in the late 70s.
I read this and thought of zoosticks, which have been around forever.
But I see that the adults need something even easier! Silly. It takes about 30 seconds to learn to use chopsticks if you get proper instructions.