They are striding out.
These onions get their name from the fact that they form bulbs on the tips of their leaves which eventually grow heavy enough that the plant flops over and the new bulbs root, thus allowing the onions to travel across the garden like an extremely slow living slinky. I have no idea how they earned the appellation “Egyptian” though.
The green growth that forms above the papery tissue is called a scape (garlic gets them too). The bulbs will grow on the tip of the scape.
I feel like they are trying to spell something out for me. YMCA, onion style?