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Old 04-22-2015, 04:41 AM   #1
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How many tines do you prefer on your fork??

So lately I've been eating out more than I usually do. I have noticed that some restaurants have forks with 3 Tines while others have forks with 4 Tines.

At home, mine have always had 4, which is what I prefer.

Is there a reason why some have 3 and others have 4? or is it just a matter of design or preference ?

Personally, being the old crotchy person that I am, it almost annoys me when I have a fork with only 3.

Anyway, stupid question on a stupid subject, but just curious.

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Old 04-22-2015, 08:39 AM   #2
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If you're eating with a three-tined fork, would it make you feel better if you called it a trident?

It's all a matter of style.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:07 AM   #3
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I prefer using a Left Handed Fork. Four. It's hard enough eating Peas without using your knife to chase those little critters around on your plate,

Also those kind you get at KFC--Sporks.

Lately, I have been looking at buying new flat ware. Getting tired of mis-match and I think I did not get all my pieces back from DxW's from Thanksgiving. Though I don't see them at her house either. Neverminde all that. I suppose now I will have to go back on line and count Tines.

What I need is to find a good estate sale where they had a large family.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:43 AM   #4
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I don't think I've ever had to eat off a 3 tined fork but I think it would be a pain in the neck. Doesn't food fall off when you are trying to convey it to your mouth? Especially if you use the American technique rather than the European one.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:17 AM   #5
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The food stays n three-tined forks just fine. When I was first married (1970) we bought a set with three-tined forks. There really isn't much of a difference in use.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:28 AM   #6
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I prefer 4. My only 3 tined fork is the granny fork that I use in the kitchen.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:54 AM   #7
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Doesn't really matter to me. For over 40 years our everyday Reed & Barton flatware has been working just fine. It's a Colonial-style with 3-tined forks. My children grew up using this silverware and didn't seem to have any difficulty and I never had a challenge eating with the forks. As long as my fork isn't bent, I don't really care.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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LOL, Aunt Bea!
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LOL, Aunt Bea!
Yeah, good laugh... thanks!


P.S. I've seen that clip on TV a half dozen times, but never in such an appropriate context.
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