01/22/2015 04:52 EST | Updated 07/26/2017 07:36 EDT

The Ultimate Egg-Ordering Guide, From Sunny Side Up To Soft Boiled

Finally know the terminology to describe how you want your eggs cooked.

Everyone has a food résumé. On it are the defining, personal preferences that make every individual unique. Your food résumé explains why you always pluck the olives off of your salad and give them to your mother (because you hate olives and she loves them) and why you are the beneficiary of your girlfriend's pickles (she can't stand 'em).

There are particular topics that should appear on every food résumé. For example, the way you make your coffee should be something so unwavering you could get the order tattooed on your body without any regrets. You should own a precise technique for roasting a marshmallow over a campfire. And, very important, you should be certain of how you take your eggs in the morning -- regardless of whether it's while nursing a hangover at the diner or while enjoying a home-cooked meal in your kitchen.

The thing is, there are so many ways to cook an egg (which is why we love them) and the terms can get confusing. You know you like a runny yolk, but it's embarrassing to ask what the difference is between "over easy" and "sunny side up." Luckily, you'll no longer need to. Check out this handy definition guide below to get the scoop on the many ways to prepare eggs, and once you've got it, shout your favorite cooking method from the rooftops.

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