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Old 05-12-2017, 04:15 PM
Hari Seldon Hari Seldon is offline
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How widespread is "tine"?

Today, two English speaking Canadians (one from Montreal, one from Toronto) astonished me by never having heard the word "tine". I won't say it is the commonest word in my ideolect, but both my wife (from NYC) and I (from Philly) are certainly familiar with it. So I am curious now. Is it used, say, in Idaho? Across the pond. And it you don't use it, what do you call the tines of a fork? Prongs, maybe?