Posted by Barney on November 20, 2001

In Reply to: GO TO WORK ON AN EGG posted by Gary on November 20, 2001

: : Anthony Shaffer, who died last week, was responsible for the advertising slogan 'Go to work on an egg'. My mother lived in the same street and worked with him in the sixties.

: I had thought that this was coined by Fay Weldon and has been widely ascribed to her. She has recently said that she didn't write it herself but just picked it up and used it in the advertising campaign that made it well known (in the UK at least).

: Gary

I clearly remember the slogan 'Go to work on an egg' and always found it confusing. My question has always been: is one intended to use an egg as a form of transport or, does on set about the egg, so to speak, and demolish it in a workmanlike manner or, is one simply being implored to draw what sustenance one can from the ghastly thing and then go to work?

By the way I've never been acquainted with anyone of any importance whatever, let alone live in the vicinity of a famous person. Some have all the luck.