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(Washington Post)   The weird histories of four common household items. Did you know the fork was originally used to lift dead animals to one's mouth?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2020-03-25 9:28:57 AM  
Washed down with Amber Beers.
 
2020-03-25 9:50:59 AM  
Isn't that what it still does?
 
2020-03-25 10:18:30 AM  
Um, the article literally says they were for eating gooey sugared fruit things.
 
2020-03-25 10:18:33 AM  
Did you know clickbait behind paywalls sucks?
 
2020-03-25 10:18:40 AM  
Hence the phrase " FORK YOU ! "
 
2020-03-25 10:21:50 AM  
What, like WHOLE animals???

I KNEW I WAS EATING BELOW MY POTENTIAL!!!
 
2020-03-25 10:24:00 AM  

anuran: Did you know clickbait behind paywalls sucks?


At least it doesn't mention the coronavirus.
 
2020-03-25 10:26:51 AM  
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2020-03-25 10:26:55 AM  

HailRobonia: Um, the article literally says they were for eating gooey sugared fruit things.


The article says that's when they became acceptable.  It says they were used before that but were considered "immoral and unhygienic".  Of course, it doesn't both to explain why they were considered immoral or unhygienic, nor does it say what wasconsidered "moral and hygienic" before forks became acceptable but journalism is dead so.....
 
2020-03-25 10:27:52 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: anuran: Did you know clickbait behind paywalls sucks?

At least it doesn't mention the coronavirus.


Drink!
 
2020-03-25 10:31:16 AM  

Dr.Fey: Washed down with Amber Beers.


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Precious Amber Beers?
 
2020-03-25 10:52:51 AM  
It still is.
Go fork yourself.
 
2020-03-25 11:01:41 AM  
workers paid "knocker-uppers" a penny a month

Sperm banks killed off that business.
 
2020-03-25 11:02:17 AM  
Well, that was pretty lame. The only actually interesting one was the last one, since that marks the beginning, really, of having your place furnished with your mind on having guests over. ANd it explains the history behind the 'Louis XIV style'.
 
2020-03-25 11:05:23 AM  
Did you know that Lysol, yes that Lysol, was originally sold as feminine hygiene product?
 
2020-03-25 11:05:37 AM  
Nice to see the Paywall is back.
 
2020-03-25 11:49:26 AM  
Not sure if they mentioned it (because paywall) but Crisco was originally a replacement for candle wax.
 
2020-03-25 12:34:02 PM  
Forks were originally considered unsuitable as tableware because they resembled pitchforks, whose main purpose was to clean out fouled straw from stables.  No one wanted to be reminded of that while eating.
 
2020-03-25 2:41:27 PM  
Now I'm hungry. Anyone have a cheap gator meat hookup?
 
2020-03-25 6:20:28 PM  

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That is a dinglehopper, not a fork.
 
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