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To think dippy eggs and toast is the best thing ever?

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dontquotemeondailymail Tue 26-Sep-17 09:40:14

Just that really! Simple pleasures smile

JKR123 Tue 26-Sep-17 09:41:58

YADNBU. In fact I'm now craving dippy eggs and soldiers now I've seen this post!

Bluntness100 Tue 26-Sep-17 09:43:22

Ah shite, now I want dippy eggs and soldiers. 😔

BooRadley35 Tue 26-Sep-17 09:43:59

I can never get them to be dippy without the white still being runny. Whats the trick???

shooeghMcFee Tue 26-Sep-17 09:44:04

Yummy! I like a little marmite spread on the soldiers, too.

BigDamnHero Tue 26-Sep-17 09:44:14

I'm a bit of a weirdo and like my soldiers made from untoasted bread (with loads of real butter) but otherwise I'm with you. If I hadn't had poached egg on toast for breakfast I'd have dippy egg for lunch.

Grumpyoldpersonwithcats Tue 26-Sep-17 09:44:22

YABVVVU mentioning this when I'm at work without access to a kitchen.

Natsku Tue 26-Sep-17 09:44:37

Was thinking about them on my way to work this morning - shall have to make them for breakfast tomorrow!

MissionItsPossible Tue 26-Sep-17 09:45:59

Is dippy eggs the same as boiled eggs or something else? I've never heard of it before, just eggs and soldiers!

Sandsunsea Tue 26-Sep-17 09:46:01

Booradley. The perfect boiled egg.
Once the water is boiling set a timer for exactly five minutes. Run egg under cold water to stop it cooking as soon as timer goes off.

SendintheArdwolves Tue 26-Sep-17 09:49:21

"Dippy" eggs????


Do you mean boiled eggs?


(sorry, but following on from "which MN phrases make you irrationally angry" - I hate it when grown adults try to be all cute)

cliffdiver Tue 26-Sep-17 09:52:19

YABU for reducing the high caliber of soldiers to simply 'toast' grin

YY to marmite on the soldiers!

Oblomov17 Tue 26-Sep-17 09:59:45

Yes. The combination works brilliantly.

Why can't we call them dippy eggs? That's what they are. As apposed to hard boiled eggs, poached eggs etc.

JassyRadlett Tue 26-Sep-17 10:02:35

Only if you call them eggs and soldiers. Dippy eggs sounds like either the eggs have gone mildly bonkers, or you've made a dip and spread it in toast.

dontquotemeondailymail Tue 26-Sep-17 10:03:37

Ardwolves - (my) boiled eggs don't always come out right so I can't always dip! It may be an annoying, cutsey phrase but it's a very apt descriptor

ChildOfWoe Tue 26-Sep-17 10:03:44

YABU dippy eggs with soft buttered bread untoasted is the best wink

dontquotemeondailymail Tue 26-Sep-17 10:04:35

Cliffdiver - I apologise profusely wink

SendintheArdwolves Tue 26-Sep-17 10:20:16

Why can't we call them dippy eggs?

Well, I mean, you CAN....

But it's a short step from "dippy eggs" to grown adults pronouncing it "likkle" and talking about "num-nums" and then I'm afraid we will have to call the police.

Natsku Tue 26-Sep-17 10:26:43

They're dippy eggs because you dip things in them and soft boiled is too long-winded.

I also call baked eggs 'special eggs' because they're special... Not just plain old eggs.

SendintheArdwolves Tue 26-Sep-17 10:42:24

"They're dippy eggs because you dip things in them and soft boiled is too long-winded"

Soft-boiled has the same number of syllables as dippy so it's hardly some elaborate mouthful.

Plus, technically "dippy" isn't grammatically correct in this context - dippy as an adjective means "undulating" or "a bit silly". What you mean is that the yolk is "dippable". Or, y'know, SOFT.

It's one of those twee phrases that are meant to be all childlike and cutesy, but sound weird coming from an adult.

BooRadley35 Tue 26-Sep-17 10:51:11

Thanks for the tip sand i'll try it at the weekend

Ropsleybunny Tue 26-Sep-17 10:52:20

Agree 100% 👍

Oblomov17 Tue 26-Sep-17 10:56:12

No. I have never used stupid words, with the dc.
But I just never knew what else to call them other than dippy.

In fact Ds2 asked last night: " can we have Dippy eggs and soldiers again soon"?

Fannylodger Tue 26-Sep-17 10:58:31

Dippy to me means stupid. I've never heard dippy in this context. I don't have an issue with it but this thread confused me for a minute grin YANBU though

Ropsleybunny Tue 26-Sep-17 12:12:08

I thought everyone called them "dippy eggs". FFS! What else would you call them? 😂

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