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Old 12-15-2014, 09:19 PM
 
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As long as I'm on a roll - a spork used to be called a runcible spoon. That item was immortalized in a nonsense rhyme written by Edward Lear, a Victorian poet, in his poem about the ultimate pair of the one-percenters and their lifestyle, "The Owl and the Pussycat."

Wiki describes their love affair as such:

"The Owl and the Pussycat set out to sea in a pea green boat with honey and 'plenty of money' wrapped in a five pound note. The Owl serenades the Pussycat while gazing at the stars and strumming on a small guitar. He describes her as beautiful. The Pussycat responds by describing the Owl as an 'elegant fowl' and compliments him on his singing. She urges they marry but they don't have a ring. They sail away for a year and a day to a land where Bong trees grow and discover a pig with a ring in his nose in a wood. They buy the ring for a shilling and are married the next day by a turkey. They dine on mince and quince using a 'runcible spoon', then dance hand-in-hand on the sand in the moonlight."

Rather charming.

My mom always said I had a head full of useless information. Think I just proved that it wasn't so useless after all. Heh.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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Nice! I have one of those (not in the Grand Baroque pattern, speaking of hoity-toity and ritzy-ditzy!) and I use it for serving the holiday ham.
Fancy-dancy!
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