Spork is a hybrid word for a hybrid utensil with the round bowl of a "spoon" and the pointy tines of a "fork." The first American spork was patented by Samuel W. Francis in 1874. His original design also included a knife edge. (What would that word have been? Kniforkon?) "Spork" itself didn't appear in a dictionary until 1909. If you feel like mixing up your diction, "foon" is also an accepted name for this portman-tensil.