- Extension Fork
- A long-tined fork with a telescopic handle, allowing for its extension or contraction.
- Spaghetti fork
- A fork with a metal shaft loosely fitted inside a hollow plastic handle. The shaft protrudes through the top of the handle, ending in a bend that allows the metal part of the fork to be easily rotated with one hand while the other hand is holding the plastic handle. This supposedly allows spaghetti to be easily wound onto the tines. Electric variations of this fork have become more prevalent in modern times.
Famous quotes containing the words forks and/or novelty:
“Just think of all the spare time that has flown
Straight into nothingness by being filled
With forks and faces....”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“The paradoxes of today are the prejudices of tomorrow, since the most benighted and the most deplorable prejudices have had their moment of novelty when fashion lent them its fragile grace.”
—Marcel Proust (18711922)