Make Your Editor Cry: Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too vs. Can’t Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too

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.

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