Make Your Editor Cry: Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too vs. Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too
Many people use the phrase to “have your cake and eat it, too” to describe getting multiple things they wanted all at once.
The preferred use of the phrase is actually “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too,” meaning that the two things in question are mutually exclusive, like both having a cake in your kitchen and getting to eat all of it would be.
Without any apologies to the late Marie Antoinette, the latter usage is the more correct.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.