Have You Ever Heard of Forking a Lawn? Local Woman Raises Question
I want to lead this article off with a statement: I do not condone this behavior or act in any way, it could (should) be considered vandalism.
Have you ever heard of "forking a lawn?" I belong to a group on Facebook, and over the weekend, one of the group members posted a photo of someone that she was trying to identify. This person was caught on her Ring camera after spearing 144 plastic white forks into her front lawn at 3:45AM. 144 forks.
"Forking" someone's lawn or yard is apparently a thing. Urban Dictionary describes Forked as "When you buy 4 packs of 500 forks, and then go to someone's house who you hate late at night. Then, you put all the forks into the ground with the handle out. When they wake up, they will have 2,000 forks in their front yard that they will have to pick out - one-by-one - by hand". Huh-huh-huh. According to the detailed instructions on the bastion of truth that is Prankhome.com, "Forking is a fun prank to do with friends, but be careful not to take it too far". Duly noted Prankhome.com.
The basic idea is putting numerous plastic forks, NOT metal, prongs facing upwards, spread across someone, or numerous neighbor's lawns. Some use the forks to spell out words, like "FAIL" in the below video.
I'm 52, a child of the glorious 70's. It was a beautiful time in our world when it was not "safe" for childish pranks, but they occurred a whole lot more than they do now. Toilet papering trees and shrubs in someone's yard, egging cars or houses, soaping up car windows, prank calls, etc. If you wake up and it looks like the poor man's miniature Arlington National Cemetery on your lawn, now you know what's up: You've been forked.
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