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Ever thought that you could get flushed down the loo? That girls wee out their bottoms? Or that bumming means two men rubbing their bums together? Tell us about your childhood misconceptions. Thanks to Joefish for the suggestion.

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 15:21)
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The literal meaning of the phrase "have your cake and eat it"
Was explained to me by my 12 year old sister, when I was 23.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:42, 12 replies)
I've just googled this and now I know
I'm 27.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:48, closed)
In any reasonable world, it should be "have your cake and eat it too"
Recently a Polish friend of mine got frustrated and mangled this phrase beautifully. She said "It's like she wants to have a cake, eat a cake, and still have a whole cake to eat."

We laughed, but at least she understood the idiom, even if she couldn't remember how it was phrased - that puts her well ahead of us.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:52, closed)

(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 15:18, closed)

(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 15:18, closed)
So few things manage to be both

(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 15:55, closed)
I would like to be served 2 portions of cake,
both of which I would like to eat.
Greed, ladies & gentlemen - is good. Especially if you own a patisserie.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:57, closed)
You are a 1980s tory boy
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 11:58, closed)
I'm reading this as an admission of intra familial child abuse.

(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 12:26, closed)
I had my cake,
but I'm not interested in eating a spunky pile of crumbs.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 12:38, closed)
Why 'spunky'?
What did you do to the cake before you ate it?
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 12:41, closed)
I had it.
Do try to keep up.

I didn't beat it up, I had sex with it. Apologies for any confusion.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 15:06, closed)
The problem with that one
isn't the actual idea, which is clear enough.

It's the clunky way it is written. It feels like a run on sentance, and thus the 'and eat it' bit seems unconnected.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 14:06, closed)

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