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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Those fast-boiling ones are certainly keen to let you know when they're done.

    Unfortunately, mine doesn't show the characteristic English restraint that GoesStation mentions. If ever I absent-mindedly manage to leave the lid up, it scares the living cr*p out of me. Perhaps it was designed by an American.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Those fast-boiling ones are certainly keen to let you know when they're done.

    Unfortunately, mine doesn't show the characteristic English restraint that GoesStation mentions. If ever I absent-mindedly manage to leave the lid up, it scares the living cr*p out of me. Perhaps it was designed by an American.
    No doubt!

    But here we like to think that the British put the kettle on the hob.

    Another bubble burst.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    But here we like to think that the British put the kettle on the hob.
    Oh, um, yes, of course we do. And we only ever use a teapot, covered with a knitted cosy featuring a likeness of Her Maj.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    And we drink the tea out of dainty china cups, with our little finger raised, of course.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    And we drink the tea out of dainty china cups, with our little finger raised, of course.
    Except with breakfast, of course, when you use breakfast tea mugs.
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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Or tea bowls, as we discovered in a previous thread!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Tufguy, did you actually read post #2? If so, why have you used the three original words instead of the correct ones tedmc gave you?
    Beacause I was talking about the cooker.

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Also, remember that in some countries, having a kettle that goes on the stove is very outdated. Almost all UK households have an electric kettle, and they don't whistle.
    What do you call this?

    https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=...8Q8w56BQgBELwC

    Is it a cooker?

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Here's what you need to know:

    1. Cookers don't whistle. Kettles whistle.

    2. Cooker is another uncommon word, except when people talk about slow cookers, which are electric pots used for cooking things overnight. Otherwise, cooker is not natural.

    3. Kettles don't blow whistles. Kettles' whistles blow.

    4. Gas is wrong. You can say stove or burner. Sometimes people say gas ring, but I don't hear it often.

    I put the kettle on the burner and took it off the burner after it (what should I be writing here?).

    Kettles don't blow whistles. Kettles' whistles blow. I don't understand at all. Should I be saying I took it off the burner after it whistle blew?

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    Re: I put the cooker on the gas and took it off gas after it blew vissle.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What do you call this?

    https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=...8Q8w56BQgBELwC

    Is it a cooker?
    No. It's a pressure cooker. Without both words, I understood it to mean "stove" in some dialect of English.
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