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Old 05-12-2017, 04:46 PM
pulykamell pulykamell is offline
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I've used and heard it in conversation, and for forks, it's a "tine." I'm not sure I would call them "prongs" for whatever reason--it's just a fixed phrase in my head, I guess. "Prongs" I think of as bigger, somehow. I realize the definitions are basically synonymous in this context, but that's how my mind thinks of them.