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Old 12-18-2008, 03:40 AM   #1
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Tea Kettles???


From this http://www.theonion.com/content/vide...ds_line_up_for i end up reading stuff like this
http://www.amazon.com/Presto-02703-E.../dp/B0000Z6JJ6

I'm really inclined to assume that this is some subtle joke, but do Americans not use electric kettles??? sorry to sound like a 14 year old but, wtf is that about?? Do most Americans normally boil water in microwaves and on stoves??

[who's going to be the first to not understand me and tell me that The Onion isn't a real news site, and that i'm an idiot?]
 
Old 12-18-2008, 04:15 AM   #2
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I don't understand you! Moreover The Onion isn't a real news site. You idiot!




Did I win something?


Edit: Anyway I have an electric kettle in my office!

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:19 AM   #3
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does that mean you *ONLY* have one in your office? what about in your kitchen at home?
 
Old 12-18-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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Yep, I boil water in a jug on the stove at home. Maybe I will ask an electric kettle to Santa Claus for Christmas!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 04:30 AM   #5
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I'm really inclined to assume that this is some subtle joke
Not all that subtle, surely?

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[who's going to be the first to not understand me and tell me that The Onion isn't a real news site, and that i'm an idiot?]
Can I be second?
I thought Americans boiled water over a camp fire.

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Old 12-18-2008, 04:34 AM   #6
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boiling water on a stove for tea, I think I did that indoors when we had a power cut 12 years ago. Is it like an extension of the gas guzzling cars... being deliberately wasteful and inefficient because they invented the world?

campfires are for smores, with that foul Hersheys vomit-and-sawdust chocolate.

Oh yeah... Americans still use top loading washing machines don't they... Hello 1963!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 04:46 AM   #7
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The onion is a total spoof newspaper/magazine. Quite a classic.

Key question is - can you boil an onion in an electric kettle?
 
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if it fits in the top, why not? you could always roast it in the toaster... http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pack-Non-Sti.../dp/B0001IX3YQ
 
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Tell em you grill indoors. That always gets them stumped
 
Old 12-18-2008, 04:58 AM   #10
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broil? what a stupid bloody word that is.
 
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C14th English http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broil
 
Old 12-18-2008, 06:37 AM   #12
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I boil water off an electric kettle and when i go camping i also use an electric kettle just not to be anywhere close to being American.


And yes you can boil an onion in an electric kettle, that would make top headlines for Onion TV!
 
Old 12-18-2008, 07:01 AM   #13
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boiling water on a stove for tea, I think I did that indoors when we had a power cut 12 years ago. Is it like an extension of the gas guzzling cars... being deliberately wasteful and inefficient because they invented the world?
Natural gas used in stove is cheaper than electricity. For me, at least. Still, electric kettle will boil water much faster.
 
Old 12-18-2008, 07:09 AM   #14
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sure, but only on equivalent volumes, or thereabouts.

anyway, valid reasons or not, does the average american home really not have a kettle in it?
 
Old 12-18-2008, 07:31 AM   #15
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anyway, valid reasons or not, does the average american home really not have a kettle in it?
Nope. Got rid of 'em forever after we chucked all of that nasty tea stuff into Boston harbor.
 
  


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