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    A man in restaurant says:

    "Two over medium, please"

    He hasn't said "over-medium" what!

    So what does it mean "over-medium"?


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    Re: over-medium

    No, it's not "over-medium."

    "over" means flip the eggs over (instead of leaving them the way they were cracked, which is "sunny side up")

    "medium" is how thoroughly they should be cooked
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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