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Back in 'olden times' when dentists were a mere wish, many little old ladies (those that made it that far) had very few or no teeth.


As lots of people had hens, a major food source was eggs. Nan would have a softie (or raw, I believe) as it was soft and could be sucked up easily. Hence the saying... 8)

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I was always taught that the history behind the saying "Don't try to teach your grandmother to suck eggs," was to do with testing eggs for freshness. If you put a fresh egg to your lips the pointy end will feel warm but the blunt end will stay cold due to the air sack

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