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Functional Chopsticks

Let's Not 'em Become Wee Planks
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The amount of times I've gone to a Chinese or Japanese etc. restaurant and been given chopsticks! It's wonderful!

This is all nice and good, as I said, and adds finely to the atmosphere, but Lord! -- well, they're actually quite good and stuff. But hey!

Hey! If the left one had a set of wood-carved tines, and the right had a wood-carved blade, then, hey!, how much easier wouldn't it be for to eat all that stuff! I don't know!

Saying all this, if onesuch had a spoon-like curvaturoid on the lower end, one could make forehead-use, and pudding would all-go likewhile.

Would that help?

eehen, Jul 12 2000

Chopsticks with 'vestigal' knifeblade and fork on opposite end. http://www.ichizen....psticks_1998_12.htm
Search in the page for 'Cathay'. [StarChaser, Jul 12 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Forkchops http://www.forkchops.com
So baked they have their own domain. [hello_c, Jul 12 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       What about disfunctionl chopsticks?
harquin, Jul 13 2000

       This is actually baked. Plastic chopsticks with a small blade on the top end of one, and a small fork on the other. I don't have the link here, but I'll post it in a bit when I get to work...
StarChaser, Jul 13 2000

       It takes you a long time to get to work.
hippo, Jul 19 2000

       No, it just happened that one of our largest customers did something worthy of a taunt from 'Shadow Warrior' <"You make ANOTHER stupid move!"> and for the last week I've been too busy to do anything...   

       But here you go...<See link>
StarChaser, Jul 20 2000

       Sacrilege. 1 Billion+ people who use them every single day can't all be wrong. Use the fork, Luke.
thumbwax, Sep 19 2000

       Such artifacts do exist, eehen, they are called "silverware", and consist of a "knife", a "fork", and a "spoon". They come in various sizes, and can be purchased at most retail outlets. Chopsticks are more effective if one emulates the Chinese style of eating, which is to hold the bowl up to ones mouth, grasping the chopsticks firmly in ones fist, and using them to shovel the food into ones mouth. This is considered rude, in Western culture, as it implies one might actually be hungry, and not being merely polite. Other Western innovations include palatable beer, a Heinekin goes as well with Chinese food as silverware, serving to balance the sweetness, and compliments the soy sauce.
Scott_D, Sep 19 2000

       Actually, my esteemed colleague Scott D., quaff Heineken as I may, Dos Equis Amber is considered to be the finest companion to Chinese Food.
thumbwax, Sep 19 2000

       I'm a Dos X's fan from way back, but I prefer a cold Heine with the Chinese cusine. To each his own!
Scott_D, Sep 19 2000

       In the beginning man ate his food with his fingers. As he progressed, he learnt to eat with twigs from a tree. He refined this by using two hand smoothed sticks. He finally invented knives and forks. Some places still waiting for that final progression i suppose
arrondee, Aug 16 2001

       Tsingtao is the better quaff for Chinese fare, methinks.
bristolz, Jun 30 2003

       Agreed. >clink<
snarfyguy, Jun 30 2003


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