As it filled, I wondered why I hadn't noticed it before.
And I wondered what the design criteria was - was this straight edge shape somehow better than a pointed spout? I supposed yhthat a kettle didn't need a pointy spout, it's not as if I was going to be pouring boiling water into a narrow necked receptacle. Perhaps this shape enabled the water to pour faster?
I made the tea.
Later, as I was filling the kettle again, DH said "Oh, I forgot to tell you. The kettle fell in the sink and bounced on it's spout. I straightened it as I couldn't get it in to a point."