jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 11:19:51 CDT 2010
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 22 Sep 2010 at 9:46, Jeff Walther wrote:
>> My experience is that most folks don't know what one means when one
>> uses an expression about sucking eggs. I thought everyone knew the,
>> "Don't teach your grandmother..." expression, but apparently
>> familiarity with it is kind of rare. At least around here.
> ...and here I thought that everyone knew how to suck eggs. (a small
> hole in the opposite end of the shell to admit air makes the job much
> easier). Of course, with factory-farmed eggs, the risk of salmonella
> is always a factor. Bet my grandma didn't know about that one.
Philosophical question: is the casing an integral part of what it is to be an
egg - and can you therefore suck the insides without sucking the shell, and
still claim to be sucking an egg?
(I think that's my most irrelevant and off-topic post to classiccmp ever ;)
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