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Author Topic: What exactly is a runcible spoon?  (Read 2654 times)

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What exactly is a runcible spoon?
« on: 28 July, 2014, 04:23:28 PM »
In Edward Lear's 'The Owl and the Pussycat' we have these immortal words of English literature...

"They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;   

And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,

   They danced by the light of the moon,

             The moon,

             The moon,

They danced by the light of the moon."


Excuse me but what exactly is a runcible spoon? What's it look like? And anybody know where can I get one?
« Last Edit: 28 July, 2014, 08:39:35 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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Re: What exactly is a runcible spoon?
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Re: What exactly is a runcible spoon?
« Reply #2 on: 28 July, 2014, 08:14:45 PM »
Yay for sporks!

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Re: What exactly is a runcible spoon?
« Reply #3 on: 28 July, 2014, 08:38:42 PM »
Sporks! Great new word, Heels! So that's what a runcible spoon is and looks like.

I finally got round to googling pics of 'runcible spoons' myself and got quite a range of wildly differing designs...but, more confusingly, Wiki reckons 'runcible' doesn't mean anything at all...and says that even the cat in Lear's "The Pobble Who Has No Toes" was a runcible cat.



« Last Edit: 28 July, 2014, 08:47:53 PM by P-Kasso2 »
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