äggs and tamago and huevos oh my January 29, 2019 4:01 PM   Subscribe

This post in Ask about an eggs-and-toast equivalent in other cuisines is just really great and if you haven't seen it yet please go check it out.
posted by phunniemee to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 PM (32 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Heck yeah, food questions.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:02 PM on January 29 [3 favorites]


Oh wow, I saw that thread but didn't click through and I already want to make about half a dozen things from it so thanks for the heads up! The weekend can't come fast enough 😁
posted by quaking fajita at 4:29 PM on January 29 [1 favorite]


Pedantry: ägg is already the plural (in Swedish).
posted by Chrysostom at 7:17 PM on January 29 [7 favorites]


well hekke
posted by phunniemee at 5:17 AM on January 30 [7 favorites]


if you have a recipe for ägg and you add another recipe for ägg then you perforce have multiple äggs
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:52 AM on January 30


No more than having one sheep and adding another sheep would give you two sheeps in English.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:10 AM on January 30


Ah but if I have one discrete kind of sheep, and another discrete kind of sheep, and I was counting up the discrete kinds, I might have two distinct sheeps.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:11 AM on January 30 [3 favorites]


That's how it works for fish. If you have lots of fish of one species, you just have a lot of fish. If there are multiple species, you have fishes.
posted by hydropsyche at 7:20 AM on January 30


Ägg doesn't do that sort of distinction. It's a regular countable noun, it just happens to have the same form in singular and plural.
posted by Vesihiisi at 7:26 AM on January 30 [1 favorite]


What about fishes äggs?
posted by Brockles at 8:35 AM on January 30 [3 favorites]


There is a massive inaccuracy in that post, though. Beans on Toast is absolutely not a breakfast dish. It is an evening meal Of Much Laziness. Kids meal translated to student/comfort food later in life.
posted by Brockles at 8:38 AM on January 30 [1 favorite]


Some fish don't even lay eggs!
posted by Chrysostom at 8:39 AM on January 30


It's Beans O'Clock somewhere, Brockles.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:40 AM on January 30 [5 favorites]


I mean, you can have beans and have toast as part of a fry up for breakfast, yes. Absolutely. But slices of buttered toast with a hot can of beans poured over it (possibly with a dash of Worcestershire sauce, pepper and MAYBE grated cheese if you're not a purist) is not a breakfast meal.

No-one said it was simple.
posted by Brockles at 8:40 AM on January 30 [3 favorites]


It's Beans O'Clock somewhere, Brockles.
THEN GO THERE WHEN IT IS EVENING BEANS O'CLOCK WHAT IS THIS THE RAPTURE?
posted by Brockles at 8:41 AM on January 30 [9 favorites]


Mynd you, ägg bites Kan be pretti tasti.
posted by moonmilk at 8:43 AM on January 30 [7 favorites]


What about fishes äggs?

You mean like kaviär? Or am I thinking of Kaviår, which is actually a great hanging lamp from IKEA?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:47 AM on January 30 [2 favorites]


Just because the vowels you don't have in English look like fancy-ass versions of vowels you know, they aren't. You clearly don't know what you're doing with them, and I recommend you stop before you hurt yourself. It takes træning to use them safely.
posted by Dysk at 9:15 AM on January 30 [13 favorites]


you'll poke your umlaut out
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:19 AM on January 30 [7 favorites]


it is a thing MF does well!! suggestions for warm comfy breakfast food with such an international flare!! I love hearing ideas from so many cultures and cuisines :)
posted by supermedusa at 9:21 AM on January 30 [1 favorite]


If you have too many äggs you’ll give yourself dieresis.

That said, “Give me your recipes for X” AskMe is my favourite AskMe. I’ve gotten so many great recipes and ideas from answers to these questions.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:26 AM on January 30 [4 favorites]


Letters found in one or more Nordic languages but not in English, ranked:
ð
þ
å
ø
æ
ý
ä
ö
ú
é
á
í
posted by Chrysostom at 10:12 AM on January 30 [10 favorites]


ranked according to what?
posted by Omnomnom at 10:15 AM on January 30


Icelandicness?
posted by Vesihiisi at 10:16 AM on January 30 [1 favorite]


yeah well that's just like your opinion man :þ
posted by phunniemee at 10:21 AM on January 30 [8 favorites]


Oeuf, mon cœur can't take this.
posted by wellred at 10:40 AM on January 30 [5 favorites]


ranked according to what?

Awesomeness, clearly.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:49 AM on January 30


Letters found in one or more Nordic languages but not in English, ranked:
ð


*pours out a 40 of Olde English for the eth*
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:05 AM on January 30 [2 favorites]


Missing ü and especially the unpronounceable for silly english knnnnigets, õ.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:27 PM on January 30


English speaking people tend to struggle with a few on the list too, most notably ð and ø (I have the latter in my name and live in Britain).
posted by Dysk at 12:29 AM on January 31


Hollandaise'D

I'm counting sheep.
posted by clavdivs at 4:58 PM on January 31


YOU DON'T DO DIPPY SOLDIERS?!
posted by lucidium at 8:04 AM on February 2


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