Playing with the Word ‘Egg’ – New Spellings for Old Words

What shape could be more simple looking than an Egg? Nature recognized that the Egg was eggsactly the type of ineggspensive, eggstremely simple container needed for many housing situations.

With an eggsternal shell that would survive eggstreme conditions (barring eggsplosions), the egg was an eggsellent choice where eggsessive sharp edges were undesirable for the eggspectant mother when it was time to eggspell it.

I like eggs, and have written two other egg stories:

Precisely and Eggs-actly – simple mathematics to eggsplain the shape of an egg, plus an arithmetic lesson from Calvin and Hobbes.

Much Ado About the Devil – a bit about what you need to know about the devil and deviled eggs.

I eggspect some of you are eggsperts, and will add further egg insights via the comment section.

It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin.
– Dave Barry –

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.
– Mark Twain –

What is my loftiest ambition? I’ve always wanted to throw an egg at an electric fan.
– Oliver Herford –

The codfish lays ten thousand eggs,
The homely hen lays one;
The codfish never cackles,
To tell you when she’s done;
And so we scorn the codfish,
While the humble hen we prize;
Which only goes to show you,
That it pays to advertise.
– Author Unknown –

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.
– Martina Navratilova –

Out of love I made you a cake. Also out of milk, eggs, flour, sugar, and vanilla.
― Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They’re Over –

This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate the eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.
– Gracie Allen –

54 thoughts on “Playing with the Word ‘Egg’ – New Spellings for Old Words

  1. Ah, the light is so beautifully spread across the perfect shell. I am thinking this is all about perfect proportions – some esoteric mathematical construction that we perceive intuitively as beautiful πŸ™‚


    1. Hi Mags – Thanks, and I’ll have to work on creating a real egg ‘post’! Perhaps I can cook them in some sort of tall cylindrical shaped thing…


  2. This is no “yoke”….. you have the best weekly photo challenge entry! I really love what you’ve done here! Describing the packaging…using all those “egg” words! Such creativity! Well done, Margie!


    1. Hi Amanda – Yes, I thought it was an eggstremely handsome egg! I hand picked it from a cast of 12 hopefuls – no, wait, there were only 8 of them. The other 4 joined the French Toast Legion.


  3. hey there, just popped over after your comment on my pages, wonderful to meet a fellow gardener, love the quote and i collect between 16 and 20 eggs a day and no two are alike! At ALL! Like your style! c


    1. Thanks for stopping in cecilia! I’ve never tried to raise chickens, but I would imagine each and every bird lays an egg unique to it’s breed, feed and some other special characteristics!


  4. We have almost 100 free range hens here. I am the washer and packer of the eggs, ready for selling. Agree – no two are alike, but all taste delicious πŸ™‚ Lovely photo!


    1. Hi pegoleg – The Zen of an egg – not something I thought about when I asked the egg to pose for me! You are a very deep thinking lady!


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