Talk:List of eating utensils
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The word "utensil" is a synonym for "tool". It is a man-made device. Hands and fingers are not utensils. Tortillas are not utensils. A balti is a pot, not a utensil. A runcible spoon is fictional, and a nonsense word. Finally, I've removed the dictionary definitons because lists do not need them. That's why the links are there. Kafziel Talk 13:17, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
I wonder if there is a name or article for an eating utensil used for pushing food onto a fork? While one may ordinarily use a knife for this purpose, my grandmother had a hoe-shaped device that was part of a place setting for children in Holland. I don't know what the Dutch name for it was, or whether it may have been used only there or in broader use. Шизомби (talk) 16:26, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
- Hands do not fit the definition of utensil. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jwesley78 (talk • contribs) 05:00, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
- Be that as it may, it is useful to note that not all cultures use utensils. Not sure bread counts as a tool, but I added a note for completeness. -- Beland (talk) 02:24, 4 November 2013 (UTC)
Deletion proposal: What is the point of this page?
I don't see the point of this page at all. It's a very partial list of cutlery which doesn't include simple everyday items like caviar knives or asparagus forks :p In all seriousness this article serves no purpose, it should just be a category list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gymnophoria (talk • contribs) 21:42, 15 August 2012
- I disagree. It should be expanded, to serve as a glossary of what each piece of cutlery looks like and is most commonly used for. —WFC— 22:00, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
- Indeed. See Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and navigation templates for a full explanation, of why we allow overlap like this. -- Quiddity (talk) 01:12, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Moved spoons out from under "Western Cutlery." Spoons are clearly used by cultures outside of the west, notably in Asia.