Tuesday, 10 April 2012

How do you tell the gender of an egg?












Coming out of her shell.

Her shell started falling to bits
And we were all watching like twits,
As more pieces fell,
We were caught in her spell
And everyone looked at her dog.

“But that doesn’t rhyme!” you demand.
“It will in good time,” I say. “And,
For all you voyeurs,
Be patient, good sirs.
‘Cos, after she lands, she will stand!”

Answer: Male eggs are in more of a hurry to get laid.

Similar intellectual contributions can be found at Magpie Tales.

26 comments:

  1. Excellent - caught in the rhythm - I did not even notice the non-rhyme and had to look for it!

    Anna :o]

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    1. Anna!It's back to limerick school for you!

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  2. LOL - the answer to the riddle is QUITE true :)

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    1. This had better stop soon.
      I will be eggs-hausted before we have it beaten!

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  3. Eggcellent....
    I was in such a fog-
    I didn't catch the dog....
    In truth I thought you were quite clever!
    Loved it!

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    1. Eggcellent! And unlike Anna, you did get the yolk! Yuk! yuk!

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  4. What a fine rhyme, as you write every time; and what a nice quip at the end ...

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    1. My muse has a mind of its own, so sometimes I am embarrassed by what comes out. It would say anything for a laugh... and does!

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  5. You have got the mail eggs down to a science Stafford....you never fail to make me laugh and smile. You are awesome!! :-)

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    1. I don't know what it would be like to receive an egg in the mail, but I do know that if you coddle a female egg, you eventually get the chick!
      I know Carrie, you do deserve better...

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  6. Spellbinding waitress asks .. and how would you like your eggs this morning ... scrambled or fried? Sir? Sir?

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    1. spellbound customer, staring through his bi-focals, stammers; 'With ti... I mean grits. Sorry!'

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  7. Can't fault you rlogic in that one, Blogpal! LOL

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  8. bwhahaha - you are on a roll Stafford - an egg roll ;)

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    1. You could be wight! I'll be relieved when it's ova.... Mmmm!

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  9. What a scramble it is and the solution is correct, I'm sure. :)

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    1. A scramble it might be, but I am shocked to learn you are sure the answer to the conundrum is correct!

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  10. After a glass of red or two i began to see all the intricate weavings , Staff ! Like a good patient voyeur caught in a spell!

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  11. Nice! I love the lilting flow of the words.

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  12. There's something delightful about a limerick that steps off the path now and then.

    And this? "My muse has a mind of its own, so sometimes I am embarrassed by what comes out." How lucky are you! I'd love to have such a muse.

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  13. This is delightful! Thank you.

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  14. Great limerick, Stafford!
    It doesn't rhyme ok, needn't be this time. It's good to be bending the limerick convention. If the last line does'nt rhyme it is a measure of thinking outside te box.And you can come up with gems when you choose to, as it is here! Great!

    Hank

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  15. correction: 'outside the box'....

    Hank

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  16. In reference to the comment you left....yes, and I am looking forward to: reading more posts from your blog. (Oh and I guess you have figured out by now I need "spell check" continually....."male" "mail"....its all relative.....:-)

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