Tuesday, March 11, 2008

That Takes the Cake

You know the expression, "That takes the cake"? We use it to mean something that is the most extreme. For example, if someone is telling you about a really bad trip they had, you could respond by saying, "Wow, I've heard of bad vacations, but that takes the cake!" I think the expression originates from the olden days when people used to tell stories, and the best story would win a cake. I think we should revive this practice. Nothing cheers you up after a really bad vacation better than a cake.

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