Phew. Another British Egg Week is almost over. The giant chicken outfit can go back in the loft and soon all we’ll have left to remind us are the photographs in the family albumen (ahem).
To celebrate, the all-powerful egg lobby put out some hokum claiming a direct link between personality types and how someone prefers their eggs.
Using what the British Egg Industry Council called “sophisticated maths”, it was suggested that those who prefer poached are gregarious and probably into “decorative clothing and upbeat, lively music”. Boiled egg lovers are “disorganised, careless and impulsive” - and likely to get divorced, while favouring fried eggs marks you out as working class - or Scottish. On the plus side, they also have “wider sexual experiences”, perhaps offsetting the misfortune of being from Scotland.