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Move over, spork! Meet the tritensil.

The spork is sort of the ultimate kludge of a design. Take a spoon, put some tines at the end, and voila: you have an eating utensil that isn’t quite as good as either half of its portmanteau. Things get even messier when you throw in a knife, resulting in the so-called splayd, or sporf. (“Sporf?” Horf.) Depending on how the blade is positioned, you either get half a knife shoved in your mouth, or you get a knife in the palm. Brilliant.

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