Wednesday, March 14, 2007

More on Eggs

Read in the Guardian at the weekend that describing something good in parts as a curate's egg is quite wrong. Apparently the original 1895 Punch cartoon had the Bishop saying, 'Mr Jones, your egg is rotten.' The curate replied that on the contrary parts of it were quite good. The joke is that an egg can't be part rotten, so a curate's egg should not be something good in parts but something ruined by parts of it being bad. Now how many curate's eggs can we think of?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some would say that the Church of England fitted the bill.

Kathryn said...

I don't think I can face renaming the blog...but am glad to say that the more accurate explanation of the title isn't really now it is.
My life as a curate, that is.
Can't comment on the blog itself
The C of E? Possibly :-(

Chemical said...

slightly off topic, but I bought half a dozen eggs in tesco last weekend, and when I came to use them, 3 were double yolkers!!

I can't remember the last time I saw a double yolked egg, never mind had three in the one box :-)