Salon racconta la storia di questa particolare posata a metà strada tra un cucchiaio e una forchetta.
The term "spork" is first recorded in a dictionary in 1909, though the first patent for one was only issued in 1970. Both the word and the thing are a hybrid of spoon and fork. Like a pencil with an eraser on the end, the spork is what theorists of technology call a "joined" tool: two inventions combined. In its classical form -- fashioned from flimsy disposable plastic and given away at fast-food outlets -- the spork has the scooping bowl of a spoon coupled with the tines of a fork. It is not to be confused with a Splayd (knife, fork and spoon in one), a knoon, a spife or a knork.