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Tim Streater

dorayme said:
Ah, right, that seems to make the pot with the spouts on opposite
sides less silly because it avoids this problem of afternoon tea
settings with an *odd* number of cups.

I'd never remember what was available from each spout. Oddly, babies
never have this problem.
However, would this not make it more useless? Desperate would be
to argue that it could be useful if one spout got blocked. But
this would only be so if the design of the pot allowed blockage
in the first place.

Perhaps it would be some use in the practice of pouring? A more
economical way, a neat vertical twist of the pot to pour two cups
in turn rather than a horizontal circling over the table. But
this sounds a little far fetched to me.

We need an objective measure of silliness here. We cannot go on
like this flailing in the dark. Here is a PHD research project:

Realistically survey the set of all tea pouring situations that
have happened on earth. Survey with practical instinct the
numbers of situations where the different teapots shine. For
example, in a social setting where there are pairs of cups close
together around a table, the host will more efficiently pour the
lot with the pot that has two spouts cup-distance apart. And so
on.

Be careful; odds are some bugger somewhere has actually been funded to
do this. Judging, that is by the descriptions of some seminar material
that makes its way into the Pseuds Corner section of Private Eye.
 
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P E Schoen

"Tim Streater" wrote in message
Be careful; odds are some bugger somewhere has actually been
funded to do this. Judging, that is by the descriptions of some
seminar material that makes its way into the Pseuds Corner
section of Private Eye.

I think some of these exciting new teapot designs may save energy, and may
be funded under the Energy Star program. After all, that coveted rating was
recently awarded to a gasoline powered alarm clock:
http://green.autoblog.com/2010/03/29/gasoline-powered-alarm-clock-catches-energy-star-off-guard/

Howzabout a (Pontiac) Tempest in a Teapot?
http://blogs.motortrend.com/gms-loan-repayment-adgate-a-pontiac-tempest-in-a-teapot-2599.html

Wow, this thread really got OT. Maybe because some people may not be afraid
of heights, but "widths", now they can be scary!

Paul
 
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Tim Streater

"P E Schoen said:
"Tim Streater" wrote in message


I think some of these exciting new teapot designs may save energy, and may
be funded under the Energy Star program. After all, that coveted rating was
recently awarded to a gasoline powered alarm clock:
http://green.autoblog.com/2010/03/29/gasoline-powered-alarm-clock-catches-ener
gy-star-off-guard/

Howzabout a (Pontiac) Tempest in a Teapot?
http://blogs.motortrend.com/gms-loan-repayment-adgate-a-pontiac-tempest-in-a-t
eapot-2599.html

Wow, this thread really got OT. Maybe because some people may not be afraid
of heights, but "widths", now they can be scary!

This thread ought to be re-titled as "Never mind the quality, feel the
width".
 

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