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#112722 - 09/29/03 07:28 PM Re: (not a word post) kettles
Alex Williams Offline
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A flock of hawks is called a kettle! What a delight to learn. Is the name Kitty Hawk derived from "kettle" at all? The term kettle apparently comes from the hawks' use of warm air thermals to gain altitude, boiling upwards into the sky. Perhaps Kitty Hawk, NC got its name from being a common site of such an occurence. (?)

Here in U.S. coffee drinkers far outnumber tea drinkers, and many others also drink far more Coke, Pepsi or other soft drinks than they do tea. Tea is a civilized beverage though, and I am lucky enough to work with a multi-national group of individuals (Canadian, Indian, Pakistani, and American mostly), many of whom are tea drinkers. Our kitchen has not only a hot water dispenser that heats rather than boils water, but we also have large assortment of teas on hand at all times. So when I want tea it is handy, although I much prefer coffee. Sadly, the coffee we keep on hand is dreadful stuff.


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#112723 - 09/29/03 09:47 PM Re: (not a word post) kettles
Jackie Offline

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Here you go, Alex, for future ref.:
http://www.ojohaven.com/collectives/


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#112724 - 11/07/03 04:25 PM I had to dredge up this thread
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Look, dody, electric kettles are coming into fashion here! (we got a $10 coupon for one in the last box of tea bags we bought):

http:// http://makeashorterlink.com/?V20132A76


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#112725 - 11/07/03 05:24 PM Re: French kettles
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In French, if we say "il a poigné les kettles" (he got the kettles) we mean the person got agressively angry.


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#112726 - 11/07/03 09:24 PM Re: French kettles
Jackie Offline

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"il a poigné les kettles" (he got the kettles) we mean the person got agressively angry. As in, boiling mad?


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#112727 - 11/08/03 06:18 AM Re: I had to dredge up this thread
Bingley Offline
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It seems electric kettles are still non-existent in the US. All I got from the link was a page not found notice.

Bingley
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#112728 - 11/08/03 09:21 AM Re: I had to dredge up this thread
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#112729 - 11/08/03 02:35 PM Re: I had to dredge up this thread
dellfarmer Offline
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Much as I hate to admit it, I am a little teapot, both short and stout.

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#112730 - 11/08/03 04:29 PM i'm a little teapot...
of troy Offline
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my favorite 'variation' of the I'm a little teapot song, (an adult version) has me standing with both arms akimbo, singing,

I'm a little tea pot, short and stout,
Here is my handle
(nod to one akimbo arm,)
Here is my...(nod to the the other arm, which is also akimbo, put a surprized look on your face and comment:)
Oh S***, I am a sugar bowl!

most times, the 'audience' hasn't noticed up until then that both arms are akimbo, (and that you don't have one arm held like a spout)

(it is one of several 'adult' variations of nursery rhymes that i know.)

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#112731 - 11/08/03 06:10 PM Re: i'm a little teapot...
Bingley Offline
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Do we gather, then, Helen, that the *song is well-known over that side, although the object to which it refers is a rarity?

Bingley
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