South Korea’s “Dirt Spoons”

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Most people in the West are familiar with the expression of someone being born ‘with a sliver spoon in their mouths,’ implying that they have been raised in immense privilege with a wealthy family who have set them up for life.

South Koreans, as it turns out, use a similar idiom that they have scaled up into a full blown classification of spoons. For our Asian counterparts, there are several kinds of spoons…