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    a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    Hello.

    Suppose that you are baking a tasty cheese cake. You have just whipped foam from egg whites and you now want to make sure it does not fall by turning a bowl upside down over your head.

    Is there a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head?

    Thank you.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    An egg foam is a meringue. The only name I can think of for the gesture you propose is foolish (or a ruder synonym).
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    I didn't mean a meringue. What I meant was making sure that mixed batter (or whipped egg whites) doesn't fall on your head by turning a bowl upside down.

    I definitely did not mean a meringue. I must have failed to express myself properly.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    It doesn't matter what's in the bowl. There is no word/name for holding a bowl upside down over your head to check if the contents are going to fall out!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    I see.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There is no word/name for holding a bowl upside down over your head to check if the contents are going to fall out!
    That's a serious gap in the language. You'd think we'd have a word for such an everyday situation.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    How about calling it a 'futility check'?
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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post

    Suppose that you are baking a tasty cheese cake. You have just whipped foam from egg whites and you now want to make sure it does not fall by turning a bowl upside down over your head.
    What makes you think this is a good idea, Jacek?

    Have you considered the advisability of holding the upturned bowl over another bowl in case the contents are not as stiff as you had hoped?

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    How prosaic. You are probably the sort of person who doesn't put their hand in a pan of water to confirm that it's boiling so that you can put the spaghetti in, Rover.

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    Re: a name for turning a bowl with egg foam upside down over your head

    Yes — I was taught to be cautious.

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