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Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 22, 2017 04:20PM
Why homes are selling like hot cakes in Sacramento

This was the title of a local newspaper article.

I assume that at one time, pancakes were BIG SELLERS, but I haven't seen a run on 'hot cakes' in 100 years. Why???

Ok - it's the 5th day of +105 in a row - maybe my brains has fried...

also:

"fits shoe sizes 6-12"

I've seen this on socks since I could read. But I'm here to tell ya that this is the most heinous lie in the history of mankind!

My feet have expanded to size 13 in the last few years and I'm now wearing 'fits size 12-15' now and life is GREAT!! But most of my life I wore socks that fit 10 year old girls feet and I'm pissed!

maybe it's time for a nap...
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 22, 2017 04:24PM
Hang in there hal.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 22, 2017 04:27PM
How about "the best thing since sliced bread"?

I mean, these days I'd be torn over sliced vs unsliced bread (and prefer the latter to the former with good bread). But in any case, I can think of lots of things waaay better than pre-sliced bread.

But perhaps that would be putting the cart before the horse.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: June 22, 2017 04:31PM
Easy there, hal.

You're starting to sound like a... broken record.



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: billb
Date: June 22, 2017 04:45PM
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hal
but I haven't seen a run on 'hot cakes' in 100 years.

you're as old as the hills



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 22, 2017 04:51PM
....because it's the cat's pajamas......???



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: DP
Date: June 22, 2017 04:52PM
But it's a dry heat, hal!





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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: June 22, 2017 05:04PM
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hal
Why homes are selling like hot cakes in Sacramento

This was the title of a local newspaper article.

I assume that at one time, pancakes were BIG SELLERS, but I haven't seen a run on 'hot cakes' in 100 years. Why???

You're not looking?

Every year, IHOP has an anniversary sale on a short stack priced by the number of years since opening, so last year was a $.58 short stack for their 58th anniversary.

And every year, IHOP celebrates national pancake day with a free short stack in exchange for a modest donation to charity.

And every year on those days the lines are out the door until they're sold out.

Hot cakes sell.



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 22, 2017 05:13PM
Why do we still "dial" a phone number?

Why do we still use a "rule of thumb"?

Why should we still avoid a "pig in a poke"?

...and so on...
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Pat
Date: June 22, 2017 05:13PM
Kiwins and Celtic. Service and soccer. Pancake fundraisers every year.

Deux, until we cancelled our landline 2 weeks ago, we still dialed phone numbers. Only phone connected to our landline was a wall mount rotary.



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 22, 2017 05:25PM
Just play it by ear

(a phrase which confused my immigrant wife for two years)



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 22, 2017 05:29PM
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Pat
... until we cancelled our landline 2 weeks ago, we still dialed phone numbers. Only phone connected to our landline was a wall mount rotary.

Welcome to the 1980s! grinning smiley
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 22, 2017 05:43PM
I guess I should have started a new thread about the socks - no one seems to be sharing my outrage. That's outrageous!
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 22, 2017 05:47PM
One of the regrets of my life is writing a newspaper ad for my radio station in the late 70's. It was a full page in the L.I. edition of the New York Times and was paid for as part of a tricky deal with Strohman's Baking. The company was endorsing advertising on my station. The headline only came to me afterwards. "WHLI is the greatest thing since sliced bread...and we should know!"

Honestly, missing that one still causes a twinge of pain.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: June 22, 2017 05:47PM
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DeusxMac
Why should we still avoid a "pig in a poke"?

You can avoid a pig in a poke by letting the cat out of the bag.

Paul



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: June 22, 2017 06:01PM
why do we park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: artie67
Date: June 22, 2017 06:35PM
If you are rolling your own you need yours papers and poke. Our neighbor Andy had a bag of Bull Durham and rolled his own.
Poke is also a root word for pocket.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: artie67
Date: June 22, 2017 06:35PM
If you are rolling your own you need your papers and poke. Our neighbor Andy had a bag of Bull Durham and rolled his own.
Poke is also a root word for pocket.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: IronMac
Date: June 22, 2017 07:20PM
Wow...didn't know hotcakes were pancakes.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Buck
Date: June 22, 2017 07:25PM
There are more cliches here than there's tea in China.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: blooz
Date: June 22, 2017 07:50PM
We need clichés worthy of the twenty-first century!



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 22, 2017 07:59PM
so... no one is with me on the socks thing, eh?
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: J Marston
Date: June 22, 2017 08:24PM
"Poke," as in bag, is a very interesting word. It's an English version of the French "bourse," which comes into English as both purse and pocket, and exists in French as a word for stock market. The diminutive also migrated into English as one of the mostly widely used slang terms for the birth canal--it's easy to see the phonemic change from "b" to "p," which is common to a lot of English loan words from French and sometimes Spanish.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 22, 2017 09:04PM
Not to mention JUMBO shrimp........ dunno smiley
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: DP
Date: June 22, 2017 09:07PM
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testcase
Not to mention JUMBO shrimp........ dunno smiley

Or Dodge Ram...





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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 22, 2017 09:19PM
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DP
Or Dodge Ram...

that NEVER occurred to me
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: June 23, 2017 08:27AM
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J Marston
It's an English version of the French "bourse," which comes into English as both purse and pocket, and exists in French as a word for stock market.

Stamp collecting borrows some of its terminology from the French. In the hobby a bourse is a stamp dealer marketplace.

And that's your obscure word lesson of the day.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 23, 2017 08:55AM
.....what does Stamp Tramp mean in French.....???



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: June 23, 2017 09:24AM

1937 Dodge hood ornament


1936


1936 horn cover
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: decay
Date: June 23, 2017 11:13AM
"Best thing since toilet paper" might be a good benchmark.



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: June 23, 2017 06:37PM
Y'all are about to make me open a can of worms here.

And, I'm going to bare my soul here: since I was a kid, I've been carrying the burden of being the ONLY person in the whole world who can prevent forest fires. Im still carrying that, all alone. I heard it again this morning on radio, he told me that I am the ONLY PERSON WHO CAN PREVENT forest fires. That voice: "Only YOU can prevent forest fires." It's been a heavy burden, all on me.



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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 24, 2017 06:50PM
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GuyGene
Y'all are about to make me open a can of worms here.

And, I'm going to bare my soul here: since I was a kid, I've been carrying the burden of being the ONLY person in the whole world who can prevent forest fires. Im still carrying that, all alone. I heard it again this morning on radio, he told me that I am the ONLY PERSON WHO CAN PREVENT forest fires. That voice: "Only YOU can prevent forest fires." It's been a heavy burden, all on me.

<california resident> So it's all YOUR fault! Good thing you're on the other side of the ocean.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: June 25, 2017 01:24AM
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mikebw
Hang in there hal.


A genuine LOL moment
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 25, 2017 01:02PM
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tronnei
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J Marston
It's an English version of the French "bourse," which comes into English as both purse and pocket, and exists in French as a word for stock market.

Stamp collecting borrows some of its terminology from the French. In the hobby a bourse is a stamp dealer marketplace.

And that's your obscure word lesson of the day.

same for the gem industry.
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: June 26, 2017 09:46AM
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mrbigstuff
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mikebw
Hang in there hal.


A genuine LOL moment

Glad I was not the only one!
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Re: Why is the phrase, 'selling like hot cakes' still around?
Posted by: hal
Date: June 26, 2017 02:01PM
hell, I lol'ed
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