Famous Sayings: #24 — ‘Have Your Cake…’

August 21, 2016

You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

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I had another saying ready to go before I was reminded of this one. Thanks usfman for this and your consistent feedback on this blog.

Now, I will admit, while being familiar with this proverb, I was a bit confused with the phrasing. To me, “have” can be the same as “eat,” so the phrase, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too” was a bit redundant and thus contradictory.

But is there another interpretation? And is this the original arrangement of verbal clauses.

First, we have to try to find the origin of this phrase. Here is what I found during my investigation.

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