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Ten English Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs
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The English Language is very rich in metaphors, proverbs and sayings. Pick on any common object, and it is quite likely that there will be a saying or proverb about it. Without too much difficulty, I have managed to think of ten sayings about eggs. See how many you can remember.
If your home language is English, I hope this web page will amuse you, and if you are a student of English, learning to speak English as a second language (ESL), you should find this list of sayings about eggs very helpful.
Where Have All the Bad Eggs Gone?
Speaking of eggs, have you noticed that you hardly ever find any bad eggs these days? I remember being taught in my youth that you should break eggs into separate conainers, to avoid contaminating all your good eggs with one rotten egg. But I haven't come across a bad egg for years - I suppose that is because of better quality control before distribution.
And boy do bad eggs stink - sulphurated hydrogen is a smell which clings to your mind forever. But I haven't found one for years - I always take a risk and break them all in together.
This recent absence of bad eggs must be something to do with the modern methods of feeding and farming chickens, or the speed with which eggs travel from the farm to reach our breakfast table.
Imagine my disgust, then, when I went into my shed yesterday and smelt that smell. Ugh! I thought there must be a dead rat in there. But I traced it to a tied up plastic bag – and what was in that bag? I opened it gingerly to discover.....what?
Have you guessed? Yes, eggshells which I had saved all over Winter, to put on the garden in Spring. The smell almost bowled me over.
Did you know that eggshells leach a chemical, calcium, which is nourishing to plants? And, furthermore, eggshells are reputed to deter slugs, as slugs don’t like sharp things like sand and broken eggshells, which scratch their delicate little bodies. Maybe it works, but I can’t say I have noticed an appreciable difference when I sprinkled egg shells in my garden.
A Rather Strong Reaction To The Smell Of Bad Eggs:
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No.1
You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs -
In order to reach your goal, it is necessary to do unpleasant things
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 2
A good egg -
A decent or good person
Hard Boiled Eggs
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 3
A bad egg or a rotten egg -
A bad or very unpleasant person with criminal tendencies
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs:No. 4
An Egghead –
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 5
To get egg on his face -
To be caught doing something stupid
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 6
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? -
Describing something which is a connundrum or a circular argument
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 7
Walking on eggshells -
Having to act carefully in order not to upset someone
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 8
Eggshell paint –
A type of paint with a texture somewhere between matt and gloss
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 9
To egg someone on -
To encourage someone fairly forcefully
Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs: No. 10
It smells like rotten eggs –
There's something suspicious or fraudulent going on....very apt for the current political situation in many parts of the world, I fear.
Now see my tips on How to Make Scrambled Egg - Easy Recipe - I think you'll enjoy it, and you might learn something new.
And Here is my secret of How to Make an Omelette
Do you remember dunking your bread into your boiled egg?
This is My Poem About Eggs and Soldiers -
EGGS AND SOLDIERS
Eggs and Soldiers
Eggs and Soldiers
Munchy munch they go
Tap tap tap
And crack crack crack
To open eggy neatly
Spread your bread
And sprinkle salt
Then eat your food politely
Dipped in yellow
Dunky dunk I go
Now his head is bitten off
His jacket coated gold
And crystal white his salty eggs –
Don’t let your egg get cold!
© Diana Grant
Take This Poll - How do You Like Your Eggs?
What's your favorite way to eat eggs?
Now Try This Little Quiz:
- Quiz About Eggs
Have fun - answer this quiz about eggs, and if you get an eggzemplary 100% you will be eggstatic, and your ego will grow eggsponentally!