Just goes to show the inherent inequality in eating implements. Tell people you’ve got a favourite fork and they’ll think you’re all quirky and endearing, but try telling them you’ve got a favourite knife and see what happens.
I’ve got a favourite knife
how quirky and endearing
Put it back in the freezer boothy.
Definite hierarchy in my drawers. My favourite spoon has my name on it and Tony the Tiger and I am twenty five
missing an opportunity to say stuff like “put down that fork’n knife”
My posh friends have these for all their cutlery, and they have the lot, even dedicated cake forks and shit. I’m sure it started as a wedding present or something but I bet they spent a fortune subsequently.
They are very pleasant to use though.
Thank you for thinking of me.
I am so bored that rather than just write down all the combination words like spork I did it in Excel. And spork is the crappest of all of them. It should be called a foon.
Also knirk, knion, fofe and spofe. I want one of each of these.
Isn’t that the members of ABBA?
It already had a great name before the spork pricks turned up: runcible spoon.
I think they’re an Icelandic lawyer firm
MANY of Edward Lear’s poems have nonsensical references to his daily life. The ‘runcible’ spoon was Lear’s way of teasing his friend, George Runcy. Runcy had very modern views (for his day) on bringing up children and believed, among other things, that they should be encouraged to feed themselves as early as possible. To this end George Runcy designed a spoon that had the hollow part for food curved towards the handle at 90 , thereby enabling the child to insert the spoon into its mouth end-on, without having to bend its wrist. This made eating with the spoon much easier and Runcy used the spoon to teach all of his children to eat. This type of spoon can still be bought in department stores, but George Runcy, to my knowledge, was never credited with its invention.
This is my favourite bit
The word “runcible” was apparently one of Lear’s favourite inventions, appearing in several of his works in reference to a number of different objects. In his verse self-portrait, The Self-Portrait of the Laureate of Nonsense, it is noted that “he weareth a runcible hat”. Other poems include mention of a “runcible cat”, a “runcible goose” (in the sense of “silly person”), and a “runcible wall”.[
a fork curved like a spoon, with three broad prongs, one of which has a sharpened outer edge for cutting
This has increased my admiration for the owl and the pussycat quite a bit. Previously I’d thought they were quite impetuous, but it looks like they thought things through a little more than it first appeared.