The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

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.

(Via Popgadget.)

Posted at 5:44 PM to Entirely Too Cool


I like it! Gotta have one, er... uh, two... whatever...

Posted by: Winston at 5:49 PM on 17 April 2007

I'll hold out for the runcible chork.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:22 PM on 17 April 2007

"Foon" just sounds better - too bad it didn't catch on.....

Posted by: Jeffro at 8:36 PM on 17 April 2007

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.

Posted by: Angi at 9:17 PM on 17 April 2007

I read this and thought of zoosticks, which have been around forever.
https://www.fccny.org/FCCStore/pop.asp?22

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.

Posted by: Miss Cellania at 9:32 PM on 17 April 2007