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Date: Feb 28 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“Because I refused to spoon with you last night?”

- Adam Sandler just wanted to sleep alone. (Anger Management)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

lay with another person front to back; cuddle; sleep close together

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When you lie down to sleep with another person, how do you lie? Do you like to lie with your head on the other person’s chest? Do you like to sleep not touching at all? Or do you like to lie front to back, each on your side facing the same direction?

If you think about it, two people lying front to back look like a pair of spoons. Their legs are curved a little, but the rest of their bodies are straight, just like the handle of spoon and the little bowl on the end.

Spooning can be uncomfortable in warm weather because there is a lot of body heat. But in the winter, it keeps you warm and it’s nice to be so close to another person.

In the movie Anger Management, Adam Sandler’s character goes to see a psychiatrist for his anger problems. The doctor throws some eggs across the room and asks, “Now why did I do that?” Sandler jokes that he did it because he wouldn’t spoon with him in bed the night before.

Some people like to spoon, but only if they are the big spoon. The big spoon or papa spoon is the person, whose face and chest are against the other person’s back. The little spoon or baby spoon is the person whose backside is touching the other person. In the picture, the man is the big spoon and the woman is the little spoon.

It isn’t only lovers that spoon. You can spoon with your friends when they’re sad. You can spoon your dog, or if your dog is big enough, he can spoon you!


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“Nothing happened after my date last night. We just spooned.”

“It’s cold. Come spoon with me tonight.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

margui To sleep together, one behind the other..Oh..such an interesting way !!
by margui
jrobk it is a sleeping position in which a man sleeps very tight to a woman facing her back. It may also refer to a sexual position n its mainly for people who"cough cough"
by jrobk
Luichi To spoon is to lay close to someone else holding him or her from behind
by Luichi
EriN it's to nestle against one another in bed whilst both facing the same way :)
by EriN
Nabilah To nestle against one another in bed whilst both facing the same way.
by Nabilah
jojodine Spooning is An affectionate cuddling where the man lays behind the woman and arms wrapped onto the woman's chest OR to spoon with someone is to lie and/or make love in this position.
by jojodine
olirach83 sleep together, huging the person beside you
by olirach83
zlekno to sleep with your partner in a special position.
by zlekno

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

rediculous subject!!!

05:58 PM Jun 07 2014 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hello mary86mm . i want to be friend with you 

10:27 PM May 08 2014 |




My wife love this postion to sleep. I love it for sex…

10:29 PM Dec 12 2013 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

This is a really inappropriate subject to discuss. A really really really silly one.

This is a website. You are going to teach us English or spooning? Aren’t there other subjects to talk about whih are appropriate for a public place?

09:02 AM Aug 29 2013 |



The only thing i’m spooning is my pillow.

07:32 AM Jun 28 2013 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

you have to spoon with your friend when it is cold.

05:01 AM Apr 11 2013 |



Spooning is a sign of love in every situation. For example you had an arguement with your love. But at the and of the day it’s time to spoon. Because the love is bigger than every bad feelings.

11:02 AM Mar 22 2012 |




I wish I could spoon a little sister, lol

10:07 AM Mar 22 2012 |




RichardPH, you have opened my eyes with the explanation of “spoon”. Thanks! I have just lookep up the dictionary and the word SNUGGLE is really means what I was trying to say below. I must ugently correct my comment.

06:07 AM Feb 03 2012 |




Spoon is most often used as a sexual term – snuggle might be more appropriate so be careful when you are talking about spooning

Behind closed doors you can spoon all you want!

01:26 PM Feb 02 2012 |




(Spooning) -I’m saying snuggling instead of spooning is the very comfortable and enjoyable  for me. I often do that. :)

It is not only for lovers or for married couples, but it can be used with children and dogs as well.

The very picture of this lesson calls me to rush home and spoon my dear people.

07:46 AM Feb 02 2012 |




beautiful word!!...........Spoon Spoon…hehe

08:00 PM May 29 2011 |




If possible, I wish to spoon on every night.That is a best position on  the bed for send warm to partner night. But I will be lie down of front him!

08:55 AM May 26 2011 |

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spong bob

spong bob

Saudi Arabia

it's a very beautiful way

but just with a married couplesInnocent

09:07 PM Mar 19 2011 |

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I like it.

07:58 PM Mar 03 2011 |




I'd like to spoon with my wife.Sure,i also like to lay not touching at all and lay back against back.

12:51 PM Feb 24 2011 |

Soulmate Ann


i dont want to spoon with others ,including my friends.because i think it is strange.

01:56 PM Dec 30 2010 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When i was a child, at nights i scared many unreal and imaginary things , then i went to my dads bed and he spooned me, i was too little spoon.

12:26 PM Nov 23 2010 |

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11:03 AM Nov 14 2010 |



I like spooning with my boyfriend when the weather is very cold in our bedroom. I am sensitive of the cold.

09:33 AM Aug 20 2010 |

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