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Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Spork "its a religion" on 06/23/2009 01:00:16 MDT Print View

Too funny not to post.

Spork

Edited by markmclauchlin on 06/23/2009 01:04:52 MDT.

Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
Spork... on 06/23/2009 12:52:54 MDT Print View

... or Spock?

Edited by skullmonkey on 06/23/2009 12:53:24 MDT.

Jesse Glover
(hellbillylarry) - F

Locale: southern appalachians
Spork on 06/23/2009 15:42:42 MDT Print View

Funny.
am I the only one that remembers when you could only get sporks at KFC?

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re:Spock on 06/23/2009 15:51:12 MDT Print View

Hike long and prosper?

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"Spork "its a religion"" on 06/23/2009 18:05:08 MDT Print View

nice finds :)

Andrew Dolman
(andydolman) - M
This is not a spork, right? on 06/24/2009 02:41:44 MDT Print View

Settle an argument for me; or argue with me, your choice.

This is not a spork, right?

Light My Fire Spork It's not a spork]

Hendrik Morkel
(skullmonkey) - MLife

Locale: Finland
Re: This is not a spork, right? on 06/24/2009 03:03:13 MDT Print View

Its a Spork by Light My Fire. Afaik its what anyone in Europe will tell you.

Mark McLauchlin
(markmclauchlin) - MLife

Locale: Western Australia
Re: Re: This is not a spork, right? on 06/24/2009 04:28:50 MDT Print View

Thats what you get over here, I would clasify as a spork.

"hike long and prosper" cracks me up

Edited by markmclauchlin on 06/24/2009 04:29:29 MDT.

Andrew Dolman
(andydolman) - M
Re: Re: This is not a spork, right? on 06/24/2009 06:03:14 MDT Print View

Yeah I have one of these. I've just been arguing - for the sake of being pedantic of course - that a spork is a spoon with little tines on the end, whereas this is a spoon and a fork/knife on the same handle.

The large ones are much more useful than the more common small ones btw.

John Carter
(jcarter1)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Re: This is not a spork, right? on 06/24/2009 10:03:44 MDT Print View

I agree with Andrew. The orange thing is more like a multi-tool, or a Swiss-Army knife that doesn't collapse. Perhaps a 'single-piece silverware' or 'multi-utensil' would be more accurate. A spork, being a hybrid spoon and fork, must exhibit characteristics of both without fully being either.

A donkey and a horse, being different species, give birth to a (sterile) mule, but if a donkey and a horse birthed two conjoined equine, with one half being a donkey and the other being a horse, it would NOT be a mule! =) Not that this is biologically possible, I'm just sayin'...

However, the fork/knife side of the orange multi-tool does classify itself as a knork!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: This is not a spork, right? on 06/24/2009 16:58:49 MDT Print View

Well, there are no formal definitions. But as Hendrik said, Light My Fire sell it as a Spork.

Cheers

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Spork "its a religion" on 06/24/2009 17:11:58 MDT Print View

Spork is a "blend" . Linguistically that means a word made from parts of two other words, not (IMHO) a specific product or design. Therefore the Fire Light Spork is ....a spork
Franco

Stuart Allie
(stuart.allie)

Locale: Australia
Surely it's a knork on 06/24/2009 17:36:06 MDT Print View

It looks to me like a knork with a spoon at the other end :)

Possibly Light My Fire would have more difficulty selling a "knork".

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Not a spork on 06/24/2009 18:31:22 MDT Print View

spork
noun
a spoon-shaped eating utensil with short tines at the tip
ORIGIN blend of spoon and fork

So say Websters

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
RE:Surely it's a knork on 06/24/2009 19:32:05 MDT Print View

How 'bout a knifoon?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
Spork "its a religion" on 06/24/2009 19:56:13 MDT Print View

From the freeDictionary
Spork - trademark for a plastic eating utensil that has both tines and a bowl like a spoon
Dictionary.com
Trademark. an eating utensil combining features of a spoon and a fork.
and from
http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventors/ss/spork.htm
What is a Spork?
The name "Spork" is a blend of the words (sp)oon and f(ork) and has also been called the runcible spoon (mentioned by Edward Lear in his 1871 poem "The Owl and the Pussycat"). A spork is a eating utensil that can be used as both a spoon or a fork.

Edited by Franco on 06/24/2009 20:35:02 MDT.

Jack Scheckton
(Meestajack) - F

Locale: Brooklyn
Unified Theory of Cutlery on 06/24/2009 22:30:48 MDT Print View