Every once in a while, I have to ask someone to pass me something in the kitchen… and sometimes, I get stuck. Consider, for example, the humble spatula. Oh… unless you mean Or – did you mean Yeah, it’s hard to tell. What? You call this last one a RUBBER spatula? Well, good for you, but doesn’t that mean you think it’s a spatula? “Rubber” is just an adjective, after all… it shouldn’t have the power to make you hand me the totally wrong implement. A few years ago, I started noticing another entrant in the spatula competition. Happily, the world seems to have acknowledged the confusion and informally dubbed it the SPOONULA. You could also call it a SCOOPULA, because it’s scoopier than a regular spatula. But in my head, I admit… it’s always going to be a SPLATULA. (Why? It holds more stuff… and stuff goes splat.) Some people call the first kind of spatula a TURNER, like as in a “pancake turner” or “fish turner”. But to me, THIS is turning. What you do
Day 552: I’m Obsolete.
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