If one drops a fork, superstition says to anticipate a call from a woman. Although there is some disagreement on which gender corresponds to which piece of flatware, it is the version of the superstition that is most frequently recounted.
Dropping a fork is sometimes thought to portend the arrival of a male, while dropping a spoon implies a woman will be coming. Sometimes the visitor is a child or there is a knife involved. According to one version of the superstition, losing a fork indicates that a girl will only pay you a visit, whereas dropping a spoon indicates that you can anticipate a kiss. In actuality, there are numerous urban legends and superstitions related to the dining table.
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