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Thread: Little things that annoy you

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    I cannot stand the one about not having your cake and eating it. What is the point of feckin' cake if you don't eat it ?
    A cake of soap?

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by StroudGrecian View Post
    A cake of soap?
    Sacrilege. Wash your mouth out sir.

    Cake is cake. Soap don't come into it.

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by ramone View Post
    Doesn't it relate to someone who is so cool that butter wouldn't melt in their mouth !

    Or am I heading for a whoosh there.
    That was my understanding of it too although it seems to be misused to describe someone who looks all sweet and innocent but has a mischievous side.

    Or i've just completely understood its meaning.

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by LOG View Post
    It seems to be misused to describe someone who looks all sweet and innocent but has a mischievous side.
    That's the only scenario in which I've heard the phrase. That's why I'm confused.

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by Swanaldo View Post
    The phrase 'butter wouldn't melt'.

    Wtf is it supposed to mean?
    I used it once as an excuse for having ****ed up making the kids' sandwiches.

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    This site gives a good history of the phrase for those who may be interested.

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Costa at the Brunel Centre here in Swindon asking me if I would like to try the 'new smooth blend' and not informing me that it'll cost an extra 20pence

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by RaeUK View Post
    This site gives a good history of the phrase for those who may be interested.
    Nice one Rae

    Good to see some current and former Exewebbers on there too, including Sexton Blake and Willy Nilly.

    Sadly no Proper Chap

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair20000 View Post
    Sadly no Proper Chap
    But there is a 'Happy as Larry' https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/...-as-larry.html

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    Re: Little things that annoy you

    Using some sort of sophisticated cyber trickery, Stroudy seems to have sent his birthday eye disease through the telephone line and into me right peeper. It's not even my birthday.

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