• TerrificTadpole@lemmy.world
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    27 days ago

    Everyone was having a fish party so I grabbed my fish fork but once I arrived I realized I had grabbed my pastry fork instead. Everyone laughed at me. “Want a fish pie?” they kept asking. “Want a fish pie?”

    God, I’m so embarrassed. I wish I had seen this chart sooner.

  • thejoker954@lemmy.world
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    27 days ago

    There’s an actual fork for spaghetti!?!

    Why have I never seen one before? WTF is this conspiracy?

    • starchylemming@lemmy.world
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      27 days ago

      I’ve been to many italian establishments and have never seen them. probably just a gimmick nobody knows about

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        27 days ago

        it looks like it needs to go to a fork hospital

        just use a fork and a spoon for spaghetti like a normal person

        • MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca
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          I still think it’s weird using a spoon for spaghetti.

          I’ve seen it done. I get why people do it. I still think it’s weird.

          Whatever. Be weird. So your thing. As long as it gets the food from the plate to your face, who am I to say it’s wrong?

          • Dumbkid@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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            I don’t know why people can’t just spin their forks and have the spaghetti wrap around? Never seemed like something difficult or requiring extra tools

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              I get it, I don’t do it with a spoon, but I understand the problem it’s trying to solve.

              Most forks are curved, so you naturally pick up the pasta so it lands in the concave side, but when you flip it over to start spinning, the pasta slides off the end or down to the handle. So it becomes a shitty game to try to keep the spaghetti on the fork while you twirl it to fit the whole thing in your mouth.

              There’s a few solutions to this, like spinning the fork against the plate or using a spoon, or a fancy spaghetti fork (like in the OP). I’m sure there’s more, that’s just what I can think of.

    • Chip_Rat@lemmy.world
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      27 days ago

      I call BS. Every other fork (even the crab “pick”) I can believe it have seen. I do not believe in this.

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      I have never seen this. italians spin their fork in the spoon to wrap the noodles, seems to work fine. That spaghetti fork would have terrible mouth feel.

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          Seems like a common thing in North America. I’ve seen plenty of people use a spoon to hold the tip of their fork to spin it and ball up spaghetti (and similar noodle pasta).

          I’m not even Italian, I think it’s weird. Far be it for me to tell anyone how to eat though. So I just shut my mouth and eat my spaghetti, my way.

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          Could be, an old Italian guy showed me the spoon as the base and fork as the spinning tool. But yeah maybe it is regional…or like giving white people a fork at an asian place

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    The list is disappointingly missing many variants, such as:

    1. The Spork (an invention commonly attributed to Samuel W. Francis, but which remains in doubt)
    2. The Knork, from the popular show Knork and Knindy (knanu-knanu)
    3. Neptune’s trident (four out of five dentists recommend it)
    4. Cluster fork (as experienced by yours truly at least once per fortnight when production goes down)
    5. The most ancient and purest form of all: the monofork, aka kebap skewer
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      27 days ago

      Well yeah, where else would you eat salad? The floor? Everyone knows that’s where burgers are served.

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    27 days ago

    Italians

    • make weird noodles
    • need strange tools to eat them

    South east asians

    • use literal sticks that chop
    • make overcomplicated food that just needs to be grabbed
    • breed special rice that sticks

    Germans

    • Spoon go brrr
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    I love that all of the responses in here are just forking jokes.