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10:00 Jul 9, 2009
English to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: prison yolk
As in:
You have your prison yolk, I got my crimefighter yolk.
Danny looked down at a prison yolk. "Molly, could you boil me another couple of eggs?"
tvera
Local time: 05:16


Summary of answers provided
4This has no meaning
fourth
4my destiny is prison
Alexandra Taggart
3I was born to go to prison
Sheila Wilson
3Powered egg Yolk
Gary D
3my optionBdiL
Summary of reference entries provided
One theory
Armorel Young

Discussion entries: 9





  

Answers


1 day1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
my option


Explanation:
I propose this: 1) prison yolk is what Armorel defines in her answer, because the yolk being hard is confined to the 'walls' of the hardboiled eggwhite; 2) as a crimefighter is a policeman (policewoman) he (she) must go around looking for the rogues, therefore the semiliquid (not so hard) yolk can 'move' (dribble) beyond the eggwhite hard walls as you crack (split) the egg. :) Maurizio

BdiL
Italy
Local time: 23:16
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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2 days35 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Powered egg Yolk


Explanation:
Prisoners are severed powered eggs and they are served scrambled and look all white.

Police of course have Cafe breckies and the eggs are farm fresh and yellow,

Prisons don't have farm eggs as they may just have a few "illegal" substances in them.

Gary D
Local time: 07:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
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2 days11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
my destiny is prison


Explanation:
A yolk is rich in protein and fat and nourishes the developing embryo.He identifies (the prisoner) with a chicken embrio which is destined from the very beginning to be eaten in the prison, so to say, the prison ends chick's life even before it started, the prison was the bloke's reserved place already even before that one was born. His own destiny is to be a crimefighter and to eat his yolk as a crimefighter.

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Note added at 2 days12 hrs (2009-07-11 22:01:33 GMT)
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Sorry:"Your destiny is prison".

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Note added at 2 days12 hrs (2009-07-11 22:22:05 GMT)
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That what is "yolk" is probably the simpliest way to cook an egg in the "egg-pan" by steaming.I cannot see anything subtle about the yolk as a meal.

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Note added at 2 days12 hrs (2009-07-11 22:31:22 GMT)
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http://www.google.ru/search?hl=ru&newwindow=1&q=egg steam pa...

Alexandra Taggart
Russian Federation
Local time: 01:16
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 14
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3 days8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
This has no meaning


Explanation:
We can talk about "yolks". This might mean "essence". Bravo Or something that comes soft boiled at breakfast. And in no time it has no meaning at all.

Give us a break, please.

Thank you

fourth
France
Local time: 23:16
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166 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
I was born to go to prison


Explanation:
My reading of it is that form a robin's yolk comes a robin, from an eagle's yolk comes an eagle, etc.

Likewise, a hardened criminal (especially a not-so-successful criminal) will produce offspring who will become hardened criminals, spending significant time in prison.

Sheila Wilson
Spain
Local time: 22:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44
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Reference comments


2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: One theory

Reference information:
This has been discussed (inconclusively, as far as I can see) in various places on the internet, including here:-
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.english.usage/browse_thre...

One poster suggests that a "prison yolk" is a yolk that has gone hard through being left too long between cooking and eating - Danny's egg has gone hard because he has been interrupted several times by the telephone ringing, so he asks Molly to cook him some replacements.

Armorel Young
United Kingdom
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 64

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  BdiL: :) Maurizio
21 hrs
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PRO (3): Richard McDorman, BdiL, Kim Metzger


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