The expression when I was growing up, was “walking on eggs” i.e. how one had to be careful around a touchy person. “Whenever I talk to her, I feel like I have to walk on eggs.” Meaning you have to be careful not to break the eggs. How it got changed to “walking on eggshells” I’ll never understand. If you walk on eggshells, the eggs are already broken. Think about the expression before you use it. Eggshells is wrong. Eggs is right. Sigh. There’s a book out with the title Walking On Eggshells. Sorry Charly, that’s not correct. Think about it. But as my daughter said to me: Chill mom, you can’t fix everything.
- I’m about to buy, own, read, and mark up these new books
- July 1: Dialog is the heart and soul of your novel or memoir.
- Toni talks about how to write a query letter for a novel
- Join Toni at the 805 Writers Conference in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, May 20
- So You Want To Become A Writer? Do You Have What It takes?