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Christian95's avatar

Can you tell me what's this?

Asked by Christian95 (3258points) November 8th, 2010

I ran into this picture.
and I can’t find what’s this.
So can you tell me?

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gailcalled's avatar

This is a pair of antique scissors used to snip the top off a soft-boiled egg, which sits in its little egg cup.

Then you eat the egg with your little spoon.

I have two china egg cups left over from my childhood. Goes well with toast soldiers.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Eggs-zactly what @gailcalled said.

Strauss's avatar

And here I thought it was for cutting the end off cigars. It makes sense, what with the chicken-motif and all!

Kardamom's avatar

Thank you for the answer about the eggs! I too thought it might be for cigars like this

gailcalled's avatar

Blade on cigar cutter is really sharp, like a guillotine. Beware of snipped finger tips.

Kardamom's avatar

Actually, when I first saw the picture, I thought it might be a kitchen tool used to cut slices of pepperoni or sausage (although I couldn’t figure out how the chicken played into it) ha ha.

Fyrius's avatar

This is amazing.

JilltheTooth's avatar

My mom has those, we used to use them when we were little to eat our “oodle” eggs.

flutherother's avatar

The website hosting the picture promises a free car to whoever gets this right.

gailcalled's avatar

So when do I expect delivery?

gailcalled's avatar

Here’s my antique egg cup, now sitting in my kitchen cupboard.

josie's avatar

I don’t like the look of it…

gailcalled's avatar

^^ Are you impugning the egg cup?

hnhall32's avatar

It looks like something you could use to cut the balls off a cow.

gailcalled's avatar

@hnhall32: If you want to make a silly joke, do keep in mind that cows have udders and not balls.

hnhall32's avatar

@gailcalled. Sorry it’s not a joke. I have cows technically 2 heifers, one bull, and one steer. It’s just what came to mind when I saw the rooster. I saw that it looked like scissors and it had the hole with the cutter. We have hens n roosters as well. It’s where my mind went when I saw the photo. Sorry didn’t mean to offend.

gailcalled's avatar

No offense taken. These scissors are very small in reality.

Do you call a bull a cow?

hnhall32's avatar

Well there’s so many cattle out here where I live that we just call them “cows” in general. A “cow” I learned at an auction is a female cow that’s had a baby. They are called heifers if they haven’t had a calf, and a bull still can fertilize a heifer or cow. A steer has had its testicles removed.

gailcalled's avatar

@hnhall32: Although I live in dairy cow country, I never knew all the correct nomenclature; thank you for the lesson in animal husbandry.(I love that expression and rarely have a chance to use it..)

hnhall32's avatar

Yay! Youre welcome! I’m glad that my knowledge has enlightened you. :)

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