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New Poll - Eating Utensils... or lack of...
This new poll is another one suggested by our forum mod, StarlightDreams~ Simple enough to choose what eating utensil you feel answers the question (which is not a well phrased question... but at least it's easy to understand)

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Previous Poll Results
Question: If you had to lose one of your 5 traditional sense, which would you give up?
Sight - votes: 800 (5.3%)
Hearing - votes: 671 (4.4%)
Touch - votes: 1482 (9.8%)
Smell - votes: 8565 (56.6%)
Taste - votes: 3612 (23.9%)
There were 15130 total votes.
The poll ended: May 15th 2010

Majority chooses smell! I can definitely see the truth as to why, but I would still love to physically hear if from one of you, although I doubt any of you reading this has ever touched what I have touched or tasted my cooking (which sucks, so that's a good thing)

PS: Totally forgot to make a post last week for all those mothers out there, so here's a shout out to my own mom who will probably never visit this site in her lifetime
Posted by lambchopsil on 
May 14th 10:59pm
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» mattai on May 15th, 2010, 1:31am

They can operate any of the others!


» morphin007 on May 15th, 2010, 3:15am

Why smell ? Because it's the most easy to live without i think (except for some works). Sight, Hearing and Touch are the most important in daily life i think, without them many things can happen badly. And since i really like eating (hehe) i prefer smell to taste (but yeah it can be somewhat a problem like not knowing some food smell bad and when you eat them...)


» Tenshinchigi on May 15th, 2010, 6:45pm

ever notice how funny things taste when your nose is stuffy? That's because taste is dependent on smell. So actually a bunch of people chose to lose 2 senses not just one. But hey, no one's expected to think that far ahead.


» mattai on May 15th, 2010, 9:58pm

Ever notice how you can still mostly taste things? Having a stuffed nose makes you lose a little of your sense of taste...but try eating with a tongue that you burnt a while ago; you can't taste ANYTHING


» SilentNN on May 15th, 2010, 10:56pm

You don't lose taste when you lose smell. If you can't smell, the part of "taste" that you lose is flavor. But you keep taste, which are the basic things.. sweet, sour, salty, bitter.. Flavor is the more specific things, like the flavor of an orange. So a person who is eating an orange lollipop will taste the sweetness and know it's a lollipop and all, but they'll have no idea that it's orange-flavored. But hey, no one's expected to think that far ahead.

(I chose to lose smell.)


» Name-Undecided on May 15th, 2010, 6:02am

"Lack of"? How rude! Hands are the best eating utensils in the world! You don't just get to eat the food, you get to FEEL it at the same time! Can your precious forks do that?


» ArtsEnticingOrdeal on May 15th, 2010, 8:41am

Rofl! Seconded. xDD

Plus, you don't have to go (gasp! actually walk/move?!) anywhere to fetch your hands. Like you have to take forks and knives and stuff out of... wherever you keep them. Beat that! xD


» Nanaya Kiri on May 18th, 2010, 3:39am

lol YES, people who understand,

Hands = free, they don't rust (so no need for replacement after a while), you can't lose them, (imagine that "*GASP* WHERE ARE MY HANDS!!?"), they grow with you so the more you eat as you grow older the more you can eat with one scoop, cheaper to wash, much more the sense of taste into food (YOU TRULY FEEL YOUR FOOD) XD



» oneluminousfish on May 15th, 2010, 7:08am

It's a bit difficult choosing between a loss of taste or smell since they work hand-in-hand, but I chose to lose taste. A loss of one would alter the other. The sensation of taste depends a lot on the aromas within the mouth through smell leading to flavor. And it would also be bad if I couldn't smell a gas leak or smoke.


» vietangelix on May 15th, 2010, 7:55am

No Spork!?


» Pacific.Mint on May 15th, 2010, 7:57am

LOL. Good suggestion.


» Astur on May 15th, 2010, 10:50am

Going with the obvious answer since I'm Asian XDD. I actually feel super uncomfortable when I have to eat my noodles with a fork. It feels so wrong.


» kaloo on May 15th, 2010, 3:23pm

Crazy dudes. It's all about the Knife. You can eat almost anything with a knife if you know what you're doing(Cereal escapes me but that's true for pretty much all not spoons) You can stab into stuff with it like a fork. You can cut up your huge chunks of stuff so it's smaller. You can even twirl noodles onto one(gotta be careful eating those of a knife though or you can cut yourself.)


» Fuzzee on May 15th, 2010, 6:18pm

I like spoons because I there are times when I don't want to burn my hands... or melt the food. Plus, it can cut certain foods, too. Besides, you can play spoons!
I don't know why forks are so popular; they seem to be the least useful to me.


» lemming456 on May 15th, 2010, 8:26pm

Silly people, you can't eat utensils xD Or at least you shouldn't try to O_o


» Akillarian on May 15th, 2010, 10:04pm

I use all these utensils and my hands depending on what kind of food I eat.


» Lecros on May 16th, 2010, 3:44am

You cant feel and youll be able to wreck your body but it will open up new possibilities too I think :/

Anyway I wouldn't want to lose my sight, vision or hearing before i've spent a lot of time with the person I'll end up with in the future so If had to relinquish stuff it would be smell.

Also It's awfull to smell garbage and the like so that would help. =)


» maxcrazy7 on May 16th, 2010, 10:46am

Well I use them all (well except for the chopsticks), but if you ask me which ones I use more often well it is a combination of my hand and a spoon. bigrazz


» ichigo_daisuki on May 16th, 2010, 5:59pm

I'm starting to think I should use chopsticks more often since I always eat a bowl of rice yet I use a spoon.


» ayashe on May 17th, 2010, 10:26am

I use a fork most often, and it's my preferred utensil, second being my hands.


» ZeroNine on May 19th, 2010, 10:04pm

It makes no difference to me when I use fork, chopsticks, spoon, knife or whatever. I use whichever is used by people I temporarily eat with. We use anything at home both in England and Japan. I still feel uncomfortable touching food with hands but I'm learning to overcome this discomfort. I still can't help but must wrap a tissue around a bun or cake. I like the Philippines way - fork and spoon. That was most fun. Those who say they don't feel right eating noodles with anything but chopsticks are weird. Where does this mentality come from?


» vietangelix on May 20th, 2010, 8:33pm

Well, we're used to eating noodles with chopsticks so it's feels "not right". People have different ways of eating stuff.


» ImBZppl on May 24th, 2010, 11:07pm

your sense of smell is linked to your sense of taste so if you lose it you kill your sense of taste!