Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “Egg”

It is Stream of Consciousness Saturday again. The prompt for this week is egg. Linda Hill advises that we can use the word as a noun, verb, or adjective. (I’ll bet you are wondering how the word egg can be used as a verb aren’t you?) If you would like to join the rest of we loonies, please go to Linda’s site and you’ll get all the information you need.Β  Here is my interpretation.

Egg by John W. HowellΒ Β© 2016

“Tell me again. How do you use the word egg as a verb.”

“Very carefully.”

“Funny. Now come on tell me.”

“Well, the word egg is an interesting one.”

“Oh, here comes a lecture I can tell.”

“No there will not be a lecture. I just think for three letters the word egg is pretty powerful.”

“Please spare me and those reading the analysis. No one wants some obscure facts about the word. All we want to know is how egg can be a verb?”

“First, think of egg as a noun.”

“You’re ignoring what I say right?”

“An example. This Easter egg is blue.”

“Yes, you’re ignoring me.”

“How about as an adjective. The egg dish.”

“Please stop. I think I’m the only one here now. Before I leave, tell me how egg becomes a verb.”

“Well, if you insist. Think of a couple of kids planning some mischief. One says to the other, ‘Let’s egg Mr. Thompsons house.”‘

“That’s it?”

“That’s it.”

“Why do I end up being the straight person for your lame stand-up routines.?”

“Just a good egg I’d say. Oh, that’s a noun.”

“What would you call a goose egg?”

“Still a noun.”

“How about on your head?”



Stream Of Consciousness Saturday



  1. He was just egging his friend on, wasn’t he?

    1. Oh good one. πŸ™‚

  2. Lovely John, fried or scrambled, poached or boiled that are and will always be eggs to me…..

    1. You are a good egg, Michael. Thanks

  3. Ah, the winding explanation. Such a great way to make friends and lose them in one conversation.

    1. So true. You can see the eye glaze as it happens.

      1. The other eye is twitching, right?

      2. At the same time. LOL

  4. Oh… a duh! moment for me. I couldn’t for the life of me think how to use “egg” as an adjective. The four-footed kid had me up since 2 a.m. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it! Have a satisfying Saturday, John. Mega hugs.

    1. We had a horrible storm last night and all three fur babies were in the bed so I know how you feel. Hugs today. See you at tea.

      1. Looking forward to the visit, John. Poor fur babies… It’s so upsetting when they’re afraid. More hugs.

      2. I passed your hugs on to the two boxers and kitty. They feel better.

  5. Egg-cellent, John! My dad has always referred to me as a “good egg.” πŸ™‚ Have a great Saturday!

    1. AW. You are a good egg.

  6. Nicely done John. This prompt scared me away.

    1. Yeah. Me too, but I’m dumb enough to try it. Thanks Dan

      1. You handle the conversations so well.

      2. You are the best. πŸ™‚

  7. Egg-zack-tely! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›
    Superbly entertaining. Don’t egg me on.

    1. Thanks Tess. Have an egg on me.

      1. Ha ha. I guess I will. πŸ˜€

  8. Looks like folks already beat me to egging the poor guy on. Fun bit.

    1. Thanks. These folks are quick for sure.

  9. Great story. You might even say eggcellent.

  10. I love how he kept egging him on.

    1. Good one Pilgrim. (Very subtle background but you are too good)

      1. I learned from the best. πŸ™‚

  11. Well at least you didn’t put all your eggs in one basket. πŸ™‚

    1. Good one Deborah. πŸ˜€

  12. Bee Halton · ·

    That’s what I asked when I read the prompt; “How on earth can you use “egg” as a verb?”. Fortunately, my husband’s children were in the car with me and told me about the “egging someone on”. They just could not agree if it were to do some mischieve or just in general. I believe now they are both right :-). Great conversation πŸ™‚

    1. Yes they were right. Thanks Bee.

      1. Bee Halton · ·

        I need to tell them πŸ™‚

  13. You’re egging me on, John. I’m sure you can think of all kinds of verbs. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Susie. I now can’t get the word out of my (egg) head.

  14. John, you’re a good egg, you know!

    1. Aw. You are as well Debbie.

  15. Eggtastic, John.

    1. Thankegging you.

  16. Ok, I didn’t think you’d manage it, but I’ll let you Ε“uf.

    1. Oeuf course you will and I thank you.

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  18. Darn it! Someone beat me to the ‘egging you on’ one! πŸ˜›

    1. Yup. But only by a few hours

  19. Ha! Nice. πŸ™‚

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