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Dec 15, 2020 12:40 PM CST Let them eat cake...
Who said that?


777wine
Dec 15, 2020 12:45 PM CST Let them eat cake...
Taralyn
TaralynTaralynFunk Island, Newfoundland Canada5 Threads 1,268 Posts
pedro27: Who said that?


777
You just did........
What kind do you have?????
Dec 15, 2020 12:55 PM CST Let them eat cake...
Butin
ButinButinIngatestone, Essex, England UK17 Threads 2,835 Posts
pedro27: Who said that?


777
queen of France. Antoinette..
Dec 15, 2020 1:27 PM CST Let them eat cake...
Taralyn: You just did........
What kind do you have?????
read up on Europe history love
Dec 15, 2020 1:29 PM CST Let them eat cake...
Butin: queen of France. Antoinette..
its a
good one though,

let them eat cakwwow
Dec 15, 2020 1:58 PM CST Let them eat cake...
pedro27: its a
good one though,

let them eat cakw
Jed Clampett or maybe it was granny
Dec 15, 2020 3:05 PM CST Let them eat cake...
pedro27: Who said that?


777
CS- Leonid grin
Dec 15, 2020 3:14 PM CST Let them eat cake...
raphael119online today!
raphael119online today!raphael119washington d.c., District of Columbia USA16 Threads 4 Polls 8,125 Posts
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Dec 18, 2020 12:21 PM CST Let them eat cake...
Butin: queen of France. Antoinette..
I just love history— especially the decades before The French Revolution, and through the end. Particulars: The story, as journaled by LouisXVI’s valet, et al, is that when the first ( lighter) March on Versailles was getting close to the palace, Marie Antoinette asked her personal guard why the people were so angry and hostile. “It is because they have no bread”, he answered. “Well, then let them eat cake”, was the queen’s reply. Now, most people don’t “ get” the double entendre here. In 18th century France, “ gateau” meant cake, AND meant the blackened, hard burnt crust and debris in an oven. ( hence the English term, “ it’s caked on”... meaning hard to clean off).. so, ( if one accepts that Marie Antoinette actually said the quote— there are conflicting stories..however, a few written references indicate she said something like it..) then the people interpreted it as her telling them to eat oven crud.

( I worked with a nurse from France who filled me in on lots of little details in French vocabulary. Another tidbit from this era— as dauphine, Marie Antoinette out- ranked the king’s mistress, duBarry. She despised her, even. She refused to address her until finally ordered to do so. Her famous quip to the hussy was, “ I’ll y a beaucoup de monde a Versailles aujord hui.”
(There are quite a lot of people here today” —— but what she was ACTUALLY saying was, “you make one too many at my house”.
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