Spork

American Slang,English Vocabulary 1 August 2011 | 4 Comments

“I’m using my spork, because this stew is so thick and full of big meaty chunks.”

Slang of the day:  spork

Meaning:  It is an eating utensil that is both a spoon and a fork combined.

Usage:  I love my spork, I can eat both the broth of the soup and the meat.

Dialog:
Sally – I love this meal.  It’s really so great.
Doug – Thanks Sally.
Sally – But, your pork has such a great sauce to it, I wish I had a spork to scoop some up while I eat it.
Doug – Sorry, I don’t have any sporks, but I’ll give you a spoon that you can use with your fork.
Sally – Sounds good.

4 Responses on “Spork”

  1. AyaTRSK says:

    Oh I miss it.
    Sporks was used with school meals in Japan.
    But I didn’t know that it was called spork.

  2. hadi says:

    I think it’s kind of a word which is what English people call in linguistics a “blending” word- two words form one word which carry both 1st and 2nd words meaning.
    Spoon+Fork= Spork
    or the word “fantabulous”
    Am I right?

  3. Yvonne says:

    Ayatrsk, Do you have a special word for it in Japanese? I find sporks very useful. 🙂

  4. Yvonne says:

    Hadi, Yes, it is a blended work. You are very perceptive!

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