why

oscarthecat(z7MD)July 17, 2013

is a sugar spoon shaped the way it is????

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daituom(UK 9)

Why not?lol lol

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 2:46PM
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lilosophie

Perhaps so it can't be mistaken for a tea-spoon?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 4:07PM
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mawheel

So people can put more sugar in their tea? :)

The temp is 93.7 and I'm getting silly ! You, too, Steve?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 4:18PM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

obviously

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 4:37PM
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don_socal

Artistic license.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 9:14PM
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rob333

LindaC probably knows :(

My guesses, to match the interior of a delicate sugar bowl so as not to harm the china or crystal. To help break up sugar that has hardened. It's a holdover from when sugar came in those really odd cone, "sugar loaf". Dunno any others!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 8:12AM
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rob333

I couldn't leave it alone. I looked it up. Before I give you the answer, I will tell you, the sugarloaf's utensil counter part is a sugar axe. They look like tiny, deadly instruments of torture. I can just see earlier century boys getting into a lot of trouble with them! Ok, so the answer, from Wise Geek is:

"One of the most common shapes for a sugar spoon is one with fluted edges and an overall shape similar to a seashell. These types of spoons are often referred to as sugar shells or sugar shell spoons. The shape of the spoon separates the sugar on the spoon, making it easier to only get part of the sugar off the spoon. This allows better control over the sugar, so someone using a sugar spoon to scoop sugar into coffee or tea can limit the amount."

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 8:19AM
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lilosophie

Rob, good research, and it makes sense, doesn't it?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:04AM
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surya55_gw

LS- sure does- I was scratching my head and wondering....well no more...

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 10:47AM
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rob333

But I liked the funny answers better. It is too freakin' hot!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 2:25PM
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mawheel

Rob, thanks for the explanation; as usual, I learned something I didn't know on the GP.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 6:18PM
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mrobbins(6b - Brooklyn)

Rob, this is great -- I never understood this until now, but it makes perfect sense. And good discussion fodder for my next dinner party! Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 4:42PM
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daituom(UK 9)

The question arises. apart from
oscarthecat, who cares?lol lol lol

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 5:12PM
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west_gardener

Interesting question and answers.
I find the history of the "spice" wars, including sugar, salt etc, wars, very interesting.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 7:51PM
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