Notes: I have often pondered who on earth coined the expression "he wants to have his cake and eat it" as a bad thing. I mean what is the point of having cake and not eating it? Anyway, my latest pondering led to this little story.
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MMM birthday cake! I'm with ya! In fact, if I weren't so broke I would go buy a cake and eat it in your name. But, pay day isn't til Thursday and I don't think Matt would let me buy a whole cake just to eat by myeslf what a pooey. But anyways, know that I am eating a cake with you in theory, just not literally. My ass would not forgive me HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Posted by Alina (guest) on Sat 20 Oct 2012 12:22:01 BST
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Once he eats his cake, it's gone. His hands are empty. He no longer has it. So the expression means that he wants two contradictory things; you can't have it both ways.
Posted by Guest on Sat 22 Sep 2007 00:07:15 BST