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From Hand to Mouth: Or, How We Invented Knives, Forks, Spoons, & Chopsticks & The Table Manners to Go With Them by James Giblin (Crowell, 1987) is a good resource to find information about chopsticks. In the book, it states the chopsticks' name means "the quick little fellows". Also, it is either greedy people who cannot wait for their supper invented the chopstick to get their food or it is Confucius who said people should not take knives onto the table. The book is a children's book, so it is very easy to read. The pictures are black and white. It is still at the library.Coffsneeze 13:42, 6 April 2007 (UTC) also states some history on chopsticks.

Many people believe chopsticks were invented in ancient China, but people do not know when it was invented there. still sounds a little awkward to my sense of language. I tried to replace the last part with ..but people do not know when., but this does not improve the sentence either, any suggestions? --Eptalon 22:00, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Chopspoons[change source]

Are we going to delete this section? I deleted it, but then reverted it after second thought. --Isis§(talk) 01:55, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

I think your first revert was the correct one (removing Chopspoons). The chopspoon article created on en:wp was wiped and deleted a few days ago and the information about them added to the chopsticks page was removed as not notable and spammish. That reference link has no reference to chopspoons that can be easily located. It just leads to a shop's site. Also, variations of the name get under 100 google hits. The wording comes across as POV, combined with the unsourced nature, I can't help but feel it should stay removed. -- Creol(talk) 02:02, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

More chopspoons[change source]

The page is protected against editing for the next three days. The section in question is given blow. I invite anyone to comment here if it should be re-added (I have removed it, following Creol's comment above). --Eptalon 12:49, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Chopspoons[change source]


After using the traditional chopsticks dating back for over 3000 years it went through a transformation. In Hongkong, they named the new utensil CHOPSPOONS (羹子筷).

  • Chopspoons has the characteristics of traditional chopsticks but it is more functional in use. The tip curves as a spoon so one does not need to use much effort to grasp food but can easily and elegantly pick rice and dishes without lifting the bowl;
  • Flat and squared stick allows one to gain a good grasp of the Chopspoons; the end is fitted with adjustable and removable metal buckle chain allowing ease of use.

PIcture[change source]

There needs a picture of a person holding chopsticks. (talk) 06:51, 28 April 2015 (UTC)