SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1659 posts, RR: 27 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
A question for the Australians on A.net:
Do you use Splayds, or have you used them in the past? If you're not aware of them, they're stainless-steel spork-like utensils with a straight cutting edge on one or both sides, and "Splayds" is their brand name, and are exclusively an Australian invention (post-World War II). If you use them or have used them, what is your opinion/experience with Splayds?
A photo of Splayds:
A lovely set of 18/8 stainless steel Splayds in an elegant velvet lined box.
I've seen them on eBay (Australian eBay mostly) and I've seen them sold on Australian websites.
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3663 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2063 times:
This reminds me of the Simpsons in Australia episode.
Outback Guy: You call that a knife (to bart's knife), This is a knife!! (holds out a spoon)
Bart: That's not a knife, thats a spoon.
Outback Guy: Ohh I seem you've played Knifey Spooney before ah mate!
Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
OzGuy From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 392 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2032 times:
We've got them, I'm pretty sure mum and dad got them as a wedding gift. We never use them though, as far as I know they're boxed up in the back shed. We have friends though that only ever eat cakes/desserts with splayds...odd.