- Sep 8, 2009
You don't understand it because it's being said wrong. The phrase is- "You can't eat you're cake and have it too'. Because once you eat the cake, you no longer have it.retyopy said:"have your cake and eat it too." If I have a cake, it's because I'm going to eat it.
So... Go crazy.
I always took it to mean that the speaker was going to smack/hit the person crying, usually because they were crying over something inconsequential.Rawne1980 said:I remember as a child my sister burst into tears and my dad said "if you don't be quiet i'll give you something to cry about".
I believe that the saying was "When in Rome, do as the Romans do.' Meaning that you should observe and follow the basic customs and traditions of whatever country/city/state/etc. you are visiting.EHKOS said:When in Rome!
Touching, or knocking on wood, I'm fairly positive, is a tradition/superstition left over from Druids or other nature worshipers. Knocking on wood was most likely to scare off any mischievous/ evil spiritsRichardplex said:OT: Touch wood. Are trees Satanists now and must be avoided so fate doesn't come after you?