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"You can't have your cake and eat it too."

Did this expression ever use to confuse anyone else?!
I used to think, why shouldn't I get to eat my cake? There it is right in front of me, what's stopping me from eating it too? FINALLY, I have been enlightened!
The saying means, You can't eat your cake and expect to have it later, too.
Which, in my opinion, means that quote should be "You can't eat your cake and have it too" but I realize that sounds dumb. Sorry, I'm having a boring, google kind of day.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:00 PM on Apr. 6, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (4)
  • It use to confuse me for the longest time too.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 6:02 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • OMGOSH thank you so much for clearing this up for me! LOl seriously, I've always been curious about this, and everyone I asked could not explain it to my satisfaction, it just never made sense!!
    It still kind of doesn't when people use it in the sense of maybe a person cheating-cuz then it's just like they got more cake from somewhere else, and ate it too!

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 6:03 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • lol JackieGirl, whenever I hear this expression used when it comes to cheating, my mind always ends up in the gutter!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

  • eating and cheating shouldn't be used in the same sentence!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

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