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Margo Help: Spoons, history of ??? (13) RE: Help: Spoons, history of ??? 07 Apr 01


I don't know, but what about runcible spoons?

run·ci·ble spoon (r¾n"s…-b…l) n. A three-pronged fork, such as a pickle fork, curved like a spoon and having a cutting edge. [Coined by Edward Lear, perhaps alteration of rounceval, big woman, large pea, wart, monster, huge, from Roncevaux (Roncesvalles), site where giant bones were found.]

I know, a digression. But why not? People made do with what they had back then. By the way, the runcible spoon didn't last long: too many people cutting their mouths. Spork works better... Margo


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