Wow, great survey, you would think a survey writer would know how to spell (or is it spachula or spatchula)?
UHhhhhhh well according to Websters its 'spatula'
spatula - Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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For other uses, see Spatula (disambiguation).
A spatula, also known as a fish slice in British English, is a kitchen utensil with a long handle and a broad flat edge, used for lifting fish and fried foods. Though the word spatula is used in British English, it refers solely to a mixing and spreading implement. In parts of Canada and the United States, spatulas are sometimes called flippers or turners. They are used both in the preparation of food, as a flipping implement, and in the serving of food. Often the plate scraper is referred to as a spatula.
The word spatula, known in English since 1525, is a diminutive form of the Latin term spatha, which means a broad sword (as in spatharius) or a flat piece of wood and is also the origin of the words spade (digging tool) and spathe.