On Spoon & Spoons   -   The Story of a Trifle Word- 
Segelekor väst Smögen (1970-talet)

W Smögen, mellan Kleven & Rasmusskär (omkring 1974)







 A spoon is a utensil consisting of a straight handle with an enlarged and hollowed end-piece (the bowl),
used for conveying soft or liquid food to the mouth.

It could also be employed in the culinary preparation or other handling of this.

"To make a spoon, or spoil the horn" is an old saying meaning to make a determined effort to achieve something.

About the verb 'spoon'

1) to lift or transfer by means of a spoon

2) to hollow out, make concave after the fashion of a spoon

3) lie close together, to fit into each other as spoons

4) to make love, especially in a silly or sentimental fashion

5) golf: to hit a ball in putting so as to lift it

6) other sports: to hit, lift or push, sometimes connected to a particular sound

7  a) in sailing to run before the wind or sea, to scud (spoondrift, spindrift)

    b) in sailing to move rapidly on or upon another vessel

 



 

"We went spooning away large with the wind for one of the islands." 
 
(Defoe, orig. De Foe) 

 

Spoon can also mean a simple, shallow or foolish person. (Chiefly British)

"What the deuce can she find in that spooney?"
  (Thackeray)

 

'Spoonerism' means slip of the tongue, such as "queer old dean" for "dear old queen" and "blushing crow" for "crushing blow". 
Spoonerism was named after Rev. W.A. Spooner (1844-1930), of New College Oxford, who was noted for such slips.

Then there's 'spoonbread' which is baked corn-meal mush (pulp),
often made with meat cracklings and served with, of course, a spoon.


 

 

 

spoony = soft, silly, sentimental, amorous, sweet on, or a 'mild simpleton'

 


Conversions-Omvandlingstabell för olika 'skedmått':

1 tablespoon

3 teaspoons
1/2 ounce

2 tablespoons

1 ounce
1/4 deciliter of liquid
30 grams dry ingredient

3 tablespoons

1 jigger
1 1/2 ounces

8 tablespoons

1/2 cup
4 ounces
1 deciliter

1 tablespoon

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon butter

1/8 stick butter
1/2 ounce butter
15 grams butter

1 tablespoon shortening

1/8 stick shortening
1/2 ounce shortening
15 grams shortening

2 tablespoon butter

1/4 stick butter
1 ounce butter
30 grams butter

2 tablespoon shortening

1/4 stick shortening
1 ounce shortening
30 grams shortening

4 tablespoon butter

1/2 stick butter
2 ounces butter
60 grams butter
1/4 cup butter

4 tablespoon shortening

1/2 stick shortening
2 ounces shortening
60 grams shortening
1/4 cup shortening

8 tablespoon butter

1 stick butter
4 ounces butter
1/2 pound butter
115 grams butter
1/2 cup butter

8 tablespoon shortening

1 stick shortening
4 ounces shortening
1/2 pound shortening
115 grams shortening
1/2 cup shortening

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 ounce sugar

4 tablespoons sugar

1 3/4 ounces sugar
1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon unsifted flour

1/4 ounce unsifted flour


 

1 cup

16 tablespoons
8 ounces
2 deciliters

2 cups

1 pint
1/2 quart
1/2 Liter

4 cups

2 pints
1 quart
32 ounces
1 Liter

1 cup fresh bread crumbs

2 ounces fresh bread crumbs

3/4 cup dry bread crumbs

4 ounces dry bread crumbs

2 1/3 cup brown sugar

1 pound brown sugar

1 cup egg whites

8 egg whites

1 cup egg yolks

16 egg yolks

1 cup butter

2 sticks butter
8 ounces butter
1/2 pound butter

2 cups butter

4 sticks butter
16 ounces butter
1 pound butter

1 cup sugar

6 3/4 ounces sugar
200 grams sugar

1 cup unsifted flour

5 ounces unsifted flour
210 grams unsifted flour

1 quart

4 cups
32 ounces
2 pints
1 Liter

4 quarts

1 gallon
3 3/4 Liters

8 quarts dry ingredient

1 peck
7 1/3 Kilograms



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