Last modified on 20 December 2009, at 13:02

Talk:have one's cake and eat it too

This should be at have one's cake and eat it, too, not here, right? --Connel MacKenzie T C 00:27, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

At a glance, we have 240 000 "have one's cake and eat it, too" and 404 000 "want my cake and eat it, too". How we've always done, let's keep only the smallest common denominator (even if my "one's cake and eat it, too" has been reverted). JackPotte 12:26, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
As pointed out, it would pose some grammatical problems, as one's cake and eat it too can't be a noun, can it? Mglovesfun (talk) 12:30, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
For me it's just a nominal locution. JackPotte 12:33, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
It clearly is not a consitituent of any kind. It is not nominal because it includes "and eat it too", which is a coordinate to a verb or predicate. Although we have a number of non-constituents, for example, at Category:English non-constituents, they are grammatically problematic. If they are truly lexically useful, we keep them. In this case the phrase, which is a complete predicate, can be supplemented with redirects from full predicates using other verbs like "get". DCDuring TALK 13:02, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
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