Wednesday, February 13, 2008

You know what really grinds my gears?

It's when people don't understand the phrase "have my cake and eat it too."

So once and for all, I need to clear it up for everyone who reads this site:

The phrase is not referring to someone owning a piece of cake and then being denied the right to eat said piece of cake. It is instead referring to the impossibility of having a piece of cake ready to be eaten and also eating that piece of cake. You either have it, or it's in your belly (or somewhere in between), it can't be both at the same time.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

who died and made you dictator of the world?

Seriously, how do you know?

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm sorry you don't have a life.

Anonymous said...

.. the poster is right.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anon3.

PChis is right. That's what the phrase is supposed to mean. I always figured that other people knew that, too.

Matthew said...

I always thought the phrase would be better worded as "You can't eat your cake and have it too"

That makes more sense.

SwalesT'shooth said...

Another more appropriate phrase would be "You can't have the pristine unmarked snow and build your snowman, too." Or, getting all Matrix Reloaded, you can't save the world and your girlfriend, too.

thewordofrashi said...

I'm with you, Pchis

Anonymous said...

I can interperate that phrase however I damn well want to and I want to interperate it as having a cake and being denied the right to eat it. Wanna fight?

Anonymous said...

Interperate it?
God forbid. At least you're not going going to interpret.

Anonymous said...

^ at least you're not going going going to interpret it.

hahaha this is fun

Anonymous said...

Whoa. I never got that phrase before.

Anonymous said...

The joys of idiomatic english...

Anonymous said...

OOOO i always though it meant "have your cake" in the sexual way

Anonymous said...

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