Conversation with ThePinkThing last night at a restaurant:
TPT: How come this fork has only 3 points?
Me: Some forks only have 3. It's how they're made, and the points are called tines.
TPT: But that's not right. They're *supposed* to have 4 points.
Me: Really? Why do you think that?
TPT: That's why they're called forks. Right?
So after a brief silence then some hysterical laughter, we all decided that forks with 3 tines should really be called "threeks".
The logic of an eight year-old is very interesting, isn't it?