Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 10:19:58 -0600
From: wachal robert s rwachal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Subject: Re: Berliner; pancake turners, spatulas, scrapers; slider
I've always called those rubber-ended things used to scrape out bowls a
"spatula". The utensil used in diners to spread butter onto toast is
something I did not encounter until adulthood. it strikes me as another
kind of spatula, perhaps the "true" one. There are lunar-shaped objects
of plastic that can be used to scrape out bowls. Surely these are
"scrapers" and not "spatuulas".
The diner type is also called a "sandwich spreader". According to some
food dictionaries, the term "spatula" may be used to refer to all of the
objects under discussion.
Sorry that I have been unable to get to St. Donatus to check out sliders