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  • #31
    SPORK

    "You can't enjoy a heaping plate of mayo-laden 7 layer salad at a Midwestern summer picnic without one. I've been able to name this essential utensil since I was pre-K. "

    Spork is a registered trademark in both Britain and USA.

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    • #32
      We have something called a splayd, which is a spoonforkknife kinda thing. We have sporks, you buy them for cheapskate picnics and undecided foodstuffs. You would think that maybe spork would be a weird vegan pork equivalent made out of spinach, or spirulina...I am sticking to the original foodgroups for a winters Friday evening (Wine, cheese, chocolate).

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      • #33
        Retin, retinned and retinning are not accepted. I had a saute pan retinned last November.

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        • #34
          There are a lot of re- words and un-words that are not allowed.

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          • #35
            I'm sometimes surprised at the number of RE- words that also allow IRRE-. Yes, If I see UN- (or IN-) in front of a word, I'll try it. It doesn't always work, but enough to keep trying.

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            • #36
              Interesting that WESTERNIZE/S and WESTERNISE/S are accepted, but EASTERNIZE and variations are not. I guess cultural adaptation only goes one way... ;-D

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              • #37
                CAFFEINATED counts, as do both DECAFFEINATE and DECAFFEINATED, but oddly CAFFEINATE doesn't count.

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