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On a side note, I also looked up what a “runcible spoon” is. The word “runcible” is a nonsense word invented by Edward Lear. The word appears (as an adjective) several times in his works, most famously as the “runcible spoon” used by the Owl and the Pussycat.
The word “runcible” was apparently one of Lear’s favorite inventions, appearing in several of his works in reference to a number of different objects.
In 1926, the term “runcible spoon” was given a definition by Oxford English Dictionary, Notes & Queries when they published the line “A runcible spoon is a kind of fork with three broad prongs or tines, one having a sharp edge, curved like a spoon, used with pickles.” So… like a bladed spork.
Someone was having fun that day… or trying to cover their ignorance. Either way, we have a great, nonsense word to play with. Runcible by itself has no meaning yet. Yet.