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Ok...SU and I have a long-standing argument about what a spatula is. Googling doesn't help because it seems to turn up both sides of the argument. So of course, I come to ask those wise ones from JL...what do you call a spatula?

To me, the thing that scrapes a bowl is a spatula...hubby calls it a scraper...this:


Hubby calls a spatula what I call a flipper or lifter...the thing that flips pancakes and such...this:


Which one is right? Or is this some sort of regional dialect...even though we come from the same place? LOL
 

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I call the top a scraper, and the bottom a spatula. I'm not sure I'm right though lol
 

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Its funny you say that...as i'm thinking about it i never realized that i call both a spatula. I never even thought about it. When i ask DH for the spatula he will usually go for the flipper one your DH is describing.
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatula

okay.. i'm looking at both of them thinking.. wtf do i call the second one.. do i call them both spatulas? No.. the first is a spatula.. the second is a lifter.. wait.. is it? wtf do i call that thing?
 

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Im still thinkin on this one .
 

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I think of them both as a spatula, and I`ve called them both that. Somehow whomever I`m asking to pass it to me knows what I`m talking about.
 

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TangerineFizz said:
I think of them both as a spatula, and I`ve called them both that. Somehow whomever I`m asking to pass it to me knows what I`m talking about.
i thought i was going to be the only one who calls them both a spatula :) Glad to know i'm not alone.
 

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I call them both spatula's and have never thought anything of it until now! LOL
 

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I'd have to agree with your SU. We call that the spatula.
 

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To me the top one is a spatula OR a scraper. The bottom one is a flipper or turner. I looked at a few cooking sites and could not find the bottom one being called a spatula anywhere.
 

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I call them both spatula's i just call one a rubber spatula and the anouther a plastic spatula. Used to call them that in culinary too lol. OH! And we have a metal spatula lol. I never even heard the term flipper or scraper.
 
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kelli said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatula

okay.. i'm looking at both of them thinking.. wtf do i call the second one.. do i call them both spatulas? No.. the first is a spatula.. the second is a lifter.. wait.. is it? wtf do i call that thing?
:laugh: :laugh: I don't know what I call the second one either :suspious: I just call it...get me that thing I think.
 
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kal3idoscope said:
First one I call a rubber spatula or a rubber scraper, second one is a spatula. :D

BTW spatula is a REALLY weird word if you keep saying it... :laugh:
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