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KakunaMatata Mon 15-Aug-16 19:37:41

Slight disagreement in Kakuna towers this evening. One of us is using our fork as a shovel, the other spearing food. It's jacket potato and salad.

Which one of us is a feral animal? How do you fork?

Champagneformyrealfriends Mon 15-Aug-16 19:39:34

I do both depending on the food. So shovel the potato, spear the salad.

JenLindley Mon 15-Aug-16 19:40:43

I do both depending on what mood I'm in. Food gets speared when I'm pissed off. Shovelled when I'm hungry.

Ginkypig Mon 15-Aug-16 19:40:48

Shovel for the potato and a spear for the salad.

Probably a spear for the skin

NeedACleverNN Mon 15-Aug-16 19:41:19

I shovel and spear depending on the food too..

I would probably spear the potato and push some topping on to the fork so shovel aswell

TheNaze73 Mon 15-Aug-16 19:41:19

As a spear

ftmsoon Mon 15-Aug-16 19:42:04

Start off spear, becomes shovel: but interchange willy-nilly as I see fit.

KakunaMatata Mon 15-Aug-16 19:43:01

DH does the "spear a bit of everything onto the back of your fork with your knife".

I don't know why it gives me the rage.

HeyMicky Mon 15-Aug-16 19:44:19

Spear. Or push soft foods like mash or peas etc onto the back of the tines. Twirl for spaghetti.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 15-Aug-16 19:44:38

Fork in right hand and only shoveling when it's soft stuff like mash

I spear, and if I want to put lots of food on the fork then it goes on the back of the fork. I don't ever use it like a spoon but I think I'm in the minority.

Skittlesss Mon 15-Aug-16 19:45:36

Always spear. Never shovel. Can't stand bad table manners!!

BodsAuntieFlo Mon 15-Aug-16 19:46:15

The Bods all spear, never shovel.

molyholy Mon 15-Aug-16 19:46:18

My mum does that kakuna

it gives me the rage, but like you, I don't know why grin

Thewrongcheesegrommit Mon 15-Aug-16 19:46:23


idontlikealdi Mon 15-Aug-16 19:48:57

Never shovel or stab here.

OpenMe Mon 15-Aug-16 19:50:45

I was brought up that everything (including peas) goes on the back of the fork and shoveling is really not the done thing. I'd stick to that now at a formal dinner but think it's probably out dated and won't be expected of the next generation. Hope so. Otherwise dc are going to show themselves up at dinner with the Queen grin

At home I eat a lot of things with the fork in my right hand like a spoon - my gran would be horrified

DoJo Mon 15-Aug-16 20:48:33

Surely the whole point of the sharpness of the tines is that you can stab things when appropriate? How can it be 'wrong' to use a fork in the most practical way?

trinity0097 Mon 15-Aug-16 21:00:00

Shovel if I'm not using a knife and generally stab/push on with knife onto the curved outwards bit if eating at a table with a knife. However if it's a sloppy thing then the rules change!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 15-Aug-16 21:07:43

I've never understood this putting food on the back if the fork thing - it's utterly bizarre - would you use the back of a spoon?

titchy Mon 15-Aug-16 21:10:06

So dh is spearing - that makes you the feral animal - sorry grin

HeyMicky Mon 15-Aug-16 21:12:33

Right hand, puppyfat? shockwink

booksandcoffee Mon 15-Aug-16 21:13:14

Ifor I am using a knife as well then I only spear. If I am only using a fork then I sometime shovel but with a sense of guilt!

museumum Mon 15-Aug-16 21:13:42

I shovel peas and rice and other stuff that just doesn't stick on the back of a fork. But my fork is in spear position 80% of he time and always in the left hand and always for cutting.

booksandcoffee Mon 15-Aug-16 21:14:09


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