TrendyWare is an interesting name for a cutlery company. Kind of wearing their silverware heart on their sleeve I guess? Name aside, the TrendyWare Gold 24-Piece Flatware Set is a real looker and looks to be real value.
What makes this cutlery really stand out is the high-shine finish silverware accented with a beautiful lotus design. They are right, this is wedding table silverware.
This 24 Piece Set consists of 6 Dinner Knives, 6 Dinner Spoons, 6 Teaspoons, 6 Dinner Forks but wait there’s more! It includes a bonus eBook – “Etiquette – The etiquette table setting” (which we would be very curious to read!). Made of 18/0 dishwasher stainless steel.
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Which is which? Is flatware also silverware? Is silverware flatware? What’s the difference? Here’s a quote from the Big Bang Theory that helps set the stage:
Sheldon Cooper : Jacuzzi is a commercial brand, hot tub is the generic term, i.e., all Jacuzzis are hot tubs, but not all hot tubs are Jacuzzis.
Zack : Is that like all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs?
The difference between flatware and silverware is that flatware are eating utensils. Cutlery, such as forks, knives and spoons while silverware is anything made from silver.
In the 1800s the word flatware was used to refer to anything shallow and flat used at the dining table to eat.
Cutlery is a separate thing altogether. Cutlery refers to knives and cutting implements and originates from the old French word “coutelier” (modern French: couteau) which means knife. So technically flatware and silverware could include cutlery, but cutlery would only refer to knives or cutting implements. But nobody really thinks that anymore.
So to sum up: All silverware is flatware or cutlery. But not all flatware or cutlery is silverware.
Of course this exists, I mean come on, of course it does. It’s almost like there is a Rule 34 for Star Wars. If it exists, then there is a Star Wars branded version of it.
And cutlery must have been close to the bottom of the merchandising list but they finally got there! And what a package of Star Wars themed kitchen fun!
This package includes 5 bamboo cooking spoons, a kitchen star wars apron, and a double-sided dishwasher magnet, all inspired by your favorite galactic Star Wars characters. The five spoons include a spatula, fork, and spoon. All accessories are made entirely of natural, organic bamboo wood, which is eco-friendly, durable, food-grade, and bpa-free.
But wait, there’s more! Prepare for the ultimate star wars cooking “battle” with this galactic kitchen apron! Our apron is made with premium quality materials, which makes it water-resistant and easy to clean. Also, it has a detailed and vivid depiction of the most dangerous villain in the entire galaxy.
And more yet: Dishwasher Stickers: For the most enthusiast fans, we prepared an adorable surprise. Our cooking set comes with a clean dirty magnet for dishwasher. The magnet is double-sided, indicated “clean” or “dirty” and making any cooking experience more fun and entertaining.
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We were at a outdoor picnic recently and there was a crowd of young children frolicking about. At one point a young girl came running up to her mother and asked for a “dinglehopper”. The mother dug into her picnic basket and produced a fork and handed it to the child who promptly tried to comb her hair with it. We were dismayed. Perhaps the child was not well? So we inquired and were laughed at promptly and told “I thought you knew all about cutlery!?” Shame.
After some googling here is what were learned about that facetious flatware. It’s a Disney thing.
“The Dinglehopper (a.k.a. the fork) is an artifact from the sunken ship which Ariel and Flounder explore early in The Little Mermaid. It is in fact a fairly ordinary object, but Ariel prizes the dinglehopper, as it is an artifact of the human world. Scuttle is a seagull and friend of Ariel. He appears in the film as an expert on human objects with whom Ariel consults about items she salvages, though his identifications consist of nonsense. He wrongly names a fork a “dinglehopper” and says that it is used as a comb.”
Ya, so, it’s a comb. Not a fork. Silly kids.
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