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Saturday & Sunday Word: Tritensil & Hoo-ha

tri·ten·sil [trīˈtensəl]:
origin: [1300-1940] Middle English; tri= having three + tensil= (utensil) tool.

The spork (spoon + fork) redesigned to include a knife on the side, less elegantly referred to as a sporf.

This 3-in-1 design is a revival of the one created during World War I by the same British company, Fortnum & Mason -- the new one is manufactured of biodegradable (disposable) material for department stores, although you can still buy the original metal ones in F&M's shops. The knife part of the tritensil spurned quite a few memes in this theme, although the edge is actually indented and harmless without exerted pressure applied (by a human hand).

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hoo·ha [ˈhü-ˌhä]:
origin: Yiddish; הו־האַ= hu-ha or “hullabaloo" or possibly French; houp-là= "upsy-daisy".

1. A fuss, laughter, and/or disturbance; to make a lot of noise; an uproar or commotion.

2. In modern interpretations (seen here @ Urban Dictionary), hoo-ha sometimes is used as a replacement as a slang word for a rear end or women's genitalia.

"What is all this hoo-ha?! This is a library and people are trying to THINK!"
Tags: french, h, middle english, noun, t, wordsmith: theidolhands, yiddish

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