doubled eggs

Well, speak of the devil… actually, belay that. The operative principle today is don’t speak of the devil. At least when it comes to doubled eggs instead of deviled eggs

There seems to be no end to the variety of terms for deviled eggs: angel eggs, angel eyes, doubled eggs, naughty eggs, stuffed angel eggs… and those are just the alternatives that are genuine Christianese terms you never hear outside the church. There are also a slew of other synonyms for deviled eggs that both Christians and non-Christians use: dressed eggs, eggs mimosa, picnic eggs, salad eggs, stuffed eggs. There are bound to be more that I just haven’t found yet.

As you can also see from the various terms related to halloween, some Christians are very careful to not give the devil a foothold even by speaking his name or a variation thereof. (Incidentally, the same anxiety applies to the word hell—you may have heard people say “H. E. double hockeysticks” and “the hot place” as euphemisms for hell.)

So did you grow up saying doubled eggs or angel eggs instead of deviled eggs? What do you call them now?

 

angel eggs n. Also: angel’s eggs; *angeled eggs; *stuffed angel eggs. Euphemism for the food widely known as deviled eggs; the euphemism replaces a reference to the devil with a reference to angels.
More Christianese euphemisms for deviled eggs are: *angel eyes; *angeled eggs; *doubled eggs; *naughty eggs; *sanctified eggs; *stuffed angel eggs.
The term “deviled” is a professional culinary term (dating back to the early 19th century) for foods that have been seasoned with hot spices. Foods prepared in this way include deviled eggs, deviled crab, and deviled ham.
See also *euphemisms.
2001 Robinson Pride and Joy 25 : An African-American hors d’ouevres menu … may include such appetizing delights as … Lil’ Angel Eggs (instead of “deviled” eggs). 2010 Smith–Forest Mary: Then and Now, an Autobiography in Her Own Words 13 : The other women would bring relish trays with pickled watermelon rinds, baked beans, angel eggs (we could not use the word “devil” at this time [in 1954 in Mississippi]), and mint green tea.
angeled eggs n. [substitution of angeled for deviled in the term deviled eggs] Syn *angel eggs.
2012 Hudson Katy Perry: Rebel Dreamer 27 : The rules the Hudsons enforced during Perry’s childhood demonstrate the God-fearing, fire-and-brimstone nature of their beliefs…. The mentality even extended to the actual eating of food: deviled eggs had to be renamed “angeled eggs” while the sweets “Lucky Charms” simply were not allowed.
angel eyes n. Euphemism for the food widely known as deviled eggs; the euphemism replaces a reference to the devil with a reference to angels.
deviled eggs n. Some Christians avoid using this term because of concerns about naming the devil. For more information, see *angel eggs.
doubled eggs n. [deliberate mispronunciation of deviled in deviled eggs as doubled] Euphemism for the food widely known as deviled eggs; the euphemism omits the perceived reference to the devil. See additional information at *angel eggs.
naughty eggs n. Euphemism for the food widely known as deviled eggs; the euphemism replaces a perceived direct reference to the devil (deviled) with a milder reference to mischief (naughty), thus making the term less objectionable. For more information, see *angel eggs.
sanctified eggs n. Euphemism for the food widely known as deviled eggs; the euphemism replaces a reference to the devil with a reference to angels. For more information, see *angel eggs.
stuffed angel eggs n. Also: angel eggs. Euphemism for the food widely known as deviled eggs; the euphemism replaces a reference to the devil with a reference to angels. For more information, see *angel eggs.
1939 Newsweek XIV. 30 : The most prized delicacies were pigs’ ears and “stuffed angel eggs”—the latter a substitute for deviled eggs, which are said to be abhorrent to Father Divine.
stuffed eggs n. An alternative term for deviled eggs. See additional information at *angel eggs.