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Of course I want the cake and eat it too.

Postby insan » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:53 pm

What's the deal with the saying "have your cake and eat it too"? I mean are these two different things? How can that be? Doesn't everyone want to eat their cake? I mean who wants to have cake just to look at? Or would you just want to have cake to impress someone? Like, hey look at me, I've got cake. That's absurd. Surely this saying has meaning from some obscure source I am not privy to. I will instead use "wanting your grapes and having them peeled" because that just makes more sense.


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Re: Of course I want the cake and eat it too.

Postby erolz » Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:16 am

insan wrote:What's the deal with the saying "have your cake and eat it too"? I mean are these two different things? How can that be? Doesn't everyone want to eat their cake? I mean who wants to have cake just to look at? Or would you just want to have cake to impress someone? Like, hey look at me, I've got cake. That's absurd. Surely this saying has meaning from some obscure source I am not privy to. I will instead use "wanting your grapes and having them peeled" because that just makes more sense.


I have had this same discussion with friends in the past. The best 'explaination' I have heard is that the expression means that people want to eat their cake and yet still have a cake after having eaten it. So really it's probably better to say 'you want to eat your cake and still have it too - having eaten it'. ;)
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Postby Piratis » Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:39 am

We have a better phrase for that. We say: "You want the whole pie and your dog fed"
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Postby magikthrill » Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:07 am

i think the best way to relate this saying to the Cyprus issue:

You can have the cake but you got to share it ;)

Of course we then enter the neverending debate of how many pieces each side gets.
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Postby brother » Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:19 am

HEHE.....HEHEHE....SHARE THE CAKE IN CYPRUS, PLEASE THAT DEBATE WOULD LAST AT LEAST 30 PAGES. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby lifesnirony » Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:16 am

I want the cake, and I want to eat it too....Otherwise why the ~!@# would I want the cake?
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