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Don't be gross, I'm serious...
Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 10 Answers Jul 12, 2011

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I know of two suggestions for where it came from... from the lower-class and more rowdy kind of theatrical performance, in which an incompetent actor would have been pelted with eggs and forced off the stage. The other is that it was a comment on a minor social gaffe at a meal, when poor manners or sloppy eating left egg around your mouth.

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eating eggs

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I just looked it up. The term comes from the embarassment of having yellow yolk on your lips or beard after eating soft-boiled eggs. KK had it right.

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It came from Eminem's song Despicable... Go listen to it.

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it's a code for your fly is open

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A cook cooked his eggs to fast and they exploded in his face.

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the term "rule of thumb" came from the admonishment to never bear your wife with anything thicker than your thumb Now i have egg on my face lol

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its american slang have egg on (one's) face -- to look foolish or be embarrassed.

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Is that a term?

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The three stooges lol They always used to have pie fights and stuff . IKN :)

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