The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And what is the eye of the stove?

  2. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, almost 2 years ago

    @beviek

    I was wondering the same thing.

  3. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 2 years ago

    @beviek

    I was wondering if it might be the ‘burner’ on an electric stove.
    Maybe in some parts of the country?

  4. olddog1

    olddog1 said, almost 2 years ago

    Flip pancakes, fold omelets.

  5. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    gotta be careful with that spatula . you’ll poke an eye out

  6. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, almost 2 years ago

    Learned a trick from my dad: toss an egg over your shoulder and catch it behind your back.

  7. aaron wilson dunn

    aaron wilson dunn said, almost 2 years ago

    @beviek

    It may be one of those glass top electric stoves.
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  8. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @beviek

    Gas range. The “burner” is called the eye.

  9. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @olddog1

    But, if you don’t flip ‘em first, the inside’s all goopy.

  10. Greg Cravens

    Greg Cravens GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    AAaaaaand I now must apologize for using colloquialisms I was unaware were so rare. Yes, a ‘burner’ (why would you want to BURN something on the stove?) got called an ‘eye’ when and where I was young. Language. Go figure.

  11. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, almost 2 years ago

    Buy new eye

  12. Vice Admiral Allan |  youtube.com/iamallan2

    Vice Admiral Allan | youtube.com/iamallan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    So taday … ya’ll put da buckets down there in dem southarn states huh?
    ;)

  13. Gr8lakesgrrl

    Gr8lakesgrrl GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Wait, the real Greg Cravens is right here on this thread. Awesome! I love your strip! I just recently read a book where they referred to the stove burner as an eye. Pretty sure it was Neil Gaiman. Are you a Brit, Greg?

  14. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Had a gas stove all my life and never heard it called an eye. I learn so much by reading the comics.
    I flip omelets. As Greg said, otherwise the inside is all ‘goopy’.

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Googling shows there is just enough use of “eye” for a stove to raise questions, with suggestions it may be a regionalism. A search of several major dictionaries shows many definitions of “eye” that imply an opening (eye of a needle) or the center of some activity (eye of a storm).


    So I am willing to accept this entry from the Amer. Herit. Dict. of the Eng. Lang. 4th Ed., which incorporated much info from the Dict. of Amer. Regional English (DARE):


    6e. Chiefly Southern U.S. The round flat cover over the hole on the top of a wood-burning stove.


    It is easy to see how that would extend to a gas stove. But as Greg now realizes, it is too rare a usage to include in a cartoon.

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