Here’s some interesting cutlery trivia for you. Dinner forks were considered to be a tool of the Devil & banned by the Catholic Church. And there might be a connection between the word fork and bad four letter word (or not).
A snippet from the article at Leite’s Culinaria by Chad Ward:
“God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks—his fingers. Therefore it is an insult to him to substitute artificial metal forks for them when eating.”
It’s a great article with detailed history about flatware that we haven’t seen before.