Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This should be your new year's resolution

There is a saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too." For years this confused me because you must be able to have cake before you can eat it. I assumed that the "and" implied some sort of time passing.

From now on, we should all say "You can't eat your cake and have it too" because it makes more sense.

3 comments:

lorena85 said...

I heard this phrase before but it didn't make sense, English is not my mother tongue so I was wondering, what does it mean? @_@

brainHacker said...

It means "you can't use something and then still have it afterwards" or "you can't have it both ways."

SheeEttin said...

So two Inuit are sitting in a kayak. One says to the other that he's getting chilly. So, the other builds a fire, but this causes the kayak to sink, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it too. :D