Mark Murray wrote:
And I've been told that you aren't "properly" eating spaghetti if you aren't using a spoon.
Nah... spoons are for... wu.. uh... what's that Giancarlo? Ah yes... children, amateurs and people with bad table manners.
Chopsticks... now there's an interesting and challenging (for some) utensil... but it's really a karate (kid) thing isn't it?
I think Aikido is kinda like that... a kind of general, vague and non-specific utensil (I think cheap plastic spork is a good analogy, btw, but I;m sure chopsticks would do fine as well). But, presumably you'd want to use the right utensil for the right type of cuisine, or depending on the formality of the occasion, you might want to familiarize yourself with the different types of utensils in Erick's veritable list - lest you be labeled amateurish or ill-mannered.