I've just heard "Should I stick the kettle on?" on Soccer AM TV programme. It was a parody on stereotypical Mancunians if it will help. I've always thought that one should say "put the kettle on".
Can you explain this, please?
"to stick something on" is unusual for me in American English.
"to stick something somewhere" is idiomatic.
In other words "to stick the kettle on" kind of sounds odd to me.
It was a parody on stereotypical Mancunians if it will help.
Sorry, I should have been more direct. I've never spent more than about a month in Manchester and environs, so maybe someone can tell me whether this use of "stick the kettle on" is particularly characteristic of Mancunian speech or maybe of northern UK speech in general. It may have spread all over the UK while I've been away all these years drinking tiny cups of mud; I just don't know.