What Makes Up the Name: spoon + fork
Thank God for this. He invented the spoon fork combo utensil, you know. It's in the Bible. It was the 3rd day, after dinosaurs, but before genocide. Anyway, it's so much more advanced than chopsticks, and it's guaranteed to blow your Japanese exchange student's mind.
Origin: Sporks have been manufactured since the 1800s, but the term was not coined until the early 20th century according to this book.
See Also: the less used and mysterious, and certainly more dangerous, knork