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It's Time To Accept That British People Are Right, Your Washing Machine Should Be In The Kitchen

It's time to step into the future, America.

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And the only thing British people love more than having a moral panic over something completely trivial is talking about eggs. So this was a pretty big deal.

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I'm not going to explain what egg cups are: One, because I don't feel like it, two, this post is about washing machines, and three, I haven't lived in this country long enough to fully understand them myself.

Anyways, things were just calming down with the whole egg cups debacle when Eater decided to publish a video claiming British people eat something called "mince on toast." (Mince is how British people say ground beef.)


Usually at a certain point, while everyone is fighting in a playful way about something minor, a verified account you've never heard of before with, like, 100,000 Twitter followers says something insanely over the top.


So much so that now a British polling firm is now trying to determine exactly what the political alignment of your washing machine placement means.

Of course Tories don't think washing machines belong in the kitchen. Sickening. This whole thing smacks of austerity. Full communism now.


Basically, some larger, newer British homes have a "utility room," where they might keep a washing machine and a bunch of stuff for their garden (which is what British people call a backyard).

But for most apartments, you'll usually see a washing machine in the kitchen. In US cities, that never happens. We have to haul our dirty clothes to a laundromat and wash them in front of other people like some kind of newly divorced dad.


Most people in the UK just have a small washing machine next to their sink. So even if you aren't living in a nice big house, you can still easily wash your clothes.

They don't bother with the dryer. Instead, you like hang them up to dry in your bedroom or something. You save money and you can very easily do a weekly wash while you sit in your underwear watching Netflix.


Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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