As it is, egg is egg. I wondered this morning how egg did indeed become egg and so I conducted some quick investeggations. My research thus far eggsplains that an egg has been an egg since the mid 14th Century and derives from egge in the northern English dialect, Old Norse. Egge fiercely competed with the Middle English eye and eai, themselves both deriving from the Old English æg. It, fortunately, won the contest in 1500 and we read below of a merchant asking for eggs in a pub on the Thames in that very same year:
And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude speke no frenshe. And the marchaunt was angry, for he also coude speke no frenshe, but wolde have hadde egges, and she understode hym not.
Ile egge them on to speake some thyng, whiche spoken may repent them.
You would have me teach my Grandma to suck Eggs.