idiotic sayings

pabloescaban

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Idiotic sayings, what was someone thinking when they coined such phrases?

"You just want to have your cake and eat it!"

- well obviously, WTF else am I expected to do with a cake?
 

pabloescaban

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I know what it's supposed to mean...it just sounds ridiculous.

You just want to have a TV and watch it

You just want to have a car and drive it
 

Willo3092

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From Wikipedia:
You can't have your cake and eat it (too) is a popular English idiomatic proverb or figure of speech.[1] The proverb literally means "you cannot simultaneously retain your cake and eat it". Once the cake is eaten, it is gone. It can be used to say that one cannot or should not have or want more than one deserves or is reasonable, or that one cannot or should not try to have two incompatible things. The proverb's meaning is similar to the phrases "you can't have it both ways" and "you can't have the best of both worlds."

Many people misunderstand the meanings of "have" and "eat" as used here but still understand the proverb in its entirety and intent and use it in this form. Some people feel this form of the proverb is incorrect and illogical and instead prefer "you can't eat your cake and [then still] have it", which is in fact closer to the original form of the proverb
 

Timoweb

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I hate the saying "at the end of the day" it's pointless and I have no idea why people think they need to add it before making a statement!
 

BeakyFord

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i much prefere a good Oxymoron

open secret
larger half
clearly confused
act naturally
found missing
living dead
 

pabloescaban

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I hate the saying "at the end of the day" it's pointless and I have no idea why people think they need to add it before making a statement!
Another one that get's on my t!ts is when people say during conversation, 'can i ask you a question?'

i almost always say 'no'

Then they look at me as if I've got a wellie on my head and repeat, 'no, can I ask you a question?'

This is when i say, 'you've already asked me two fu#k!n questions without permission, why didn't you just ask the original like any normal person?'
 
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