Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 29, 2000
In Reply to: Egg in your beer?? posted by Bennet on October 29, 2000
: Hi there! This has been bothering me for quite some time.. OK. It hasn't kept me up at nights or anything!
: In any event, my grandmother always uses the expression, "What do you want? Egg in your beer?"
: In context, she uses it as though to say, "What more could you want" or "Isn't that enough?"
: The phrase makes it seem as though it's a good thing to have egg in your beer. A recipe I rather not try!
: So if anyone can enlighten me as to "egg in your beer's" meaning I would appreciate it plus...
: I'll buy the next round!
: Thank you!
EGG IN YOUR BEER---Not satisfied with what you have.---"So what do you want, egg in your beer."---Joseph Bishop . American Speech. "An answer to any and all complaints." John L. Riordan:American Speech. "According to the superstition prevailing in certain strata, the eating of eggs lends one sexual power. The idea is strikingly demonstrated by the bartender's lingo for an order of beer with an egg in it: 'One sexy!'"