Having cake . . .

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Sep 24 22:47:42 UTC 2007

On Sep 24, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> Well, there's the Unabomber. See my Language Log post:
> http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002762.html
> On 9/24/07, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> My vicarious recollections of the 19th C. tell me that the usual
>> form then was "to eat one's cake and have it." Arguably it's more
>> logical that way.
>>   Anyhow, I've never heard that version in living use.  Has anyone?

i've heard it from several people who insist that the now-current
version is illogical.


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