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  1. Gay Fawkes

    I use a knife.

    But more importantly, who has had a guggy egg in a cup (2 boiled eggs, butter, milk, salt and pepper mixed in a cup and eaten with a spoon) and is it only an irish thing?

    1. thefatlad

      The best cure to a common cold (that and lucozade from a glass bottle). My mum used to tear in a little bit of bread too. I still have it to this day and I’m 40

  2. Rosette of Sirius

    A knife. For precision and less shell debris. I’m a porridge and soft boiled egg ‘n soldiers a day kinda fellow so I’ve a bit of form.

  3. John Smith

    Clearly the start of an internecine war. As a top-tapping big-endian, I’ll back the wife. Janet would seem to be more inclined to a sharper variation on the ‘edge of the spoon’ faction.

  4. Kingfisher

    The important thing is that you have to crush the shells in your fist before putting them in the compost, for fear the f*****s will nest in them.

  5. thefatlad

    Edge of a spoon so you can get the lid off. My wife uses the paring knife but the sound is like nails on a chalkboard

    1. Slightly Bemused

      My accuracy with a carving knife, electric or otherwise, is not the stuff of legend. More like stuff of horror.Probably best not for me to try or the egg might end up on everyone elses’ plates.

  6. Slightly Bemused

    For me it depends on if I have a hard or soft boiled egg. Both get a bit of a spoon tap, but the hard boiled then gets the edge of the spoon. Soft boiled get the knife. It was the way my Dad did it, so I guess it is normal for me to emulate that.

    And now I am hungry. Time to put on a pot of water.

    @Gay Fawkes: never heard of that in a cup, but this was a regular mix up for egg sandwiches, usually in summer, and occasionally with tomato either chopped up through it, or just as slices. Always tried to get the mix done while the egg was hot and still warm when spread on very fresh bread.

  7. GiggidyGoo

    About time he noticed the way she opens her eggs. If I were a Twitterer and posted something like that, and the other half saw it, it’d be – ‘There – what have I been telling you all along – you don’t notice anything I do, you never listen, you do nothing around the house etc. etc. etc.’

    1. Janet, dreams of big guns

      men aren’t supposed to notice anything, it’s part of their charme,
      oh you repainted the whole house ? you’re blond now, are they my feet ?


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