When people think of utensils, the basics like spoons, forks and knives pop into their mind. We often forget of the more fun eating instruments like spifes, knorks and sporks! Although campers may have automatically thought of these tools, many others probably aren’t very familiar with these handy eating instruments. This spork t-shirt celebrates the versatility of these lesser known but very entertaining utensils. If you would prefer to use this over any other piece of silverware, then this tee is definitely for you.
A spork is an eating utensil that is a combination of a fork and a spoon. At the end of a standard handle is a round end like a spoon with a few carved out tines like a fork on the tip. The design makes it easy for users to scoop or stab their food as needed. Sporks were first created in the late 1800s, but we are unable to attribute the invention to a specific person or country. We do know that in the United States the first spork patent was granted in February of 1874 to Samuel Francis. They are commonly used in cafeterias, prepackaged meals and prisons.
For anyone who is interested, I picked up another piece of trivia while reading. The word spork is a great example of a portmanteau, which is a new word created by combining two or more existing words. Share your newfound knowledge with this spork t-shirt. You are bound to get compliments from others who typically overlook this entertaining utensil.
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