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Who takes the (wedding) cake

The wedding cake has always been important for the celebration of marriage. In ancient Roman times, bread was broken on the bride’s head, which meant good luck for the couple. As time passed, different foods replaced the bread and piled on, the happy couple hoping to lean over it and kiss it before taking it…

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Old army terminology

The author, Peter B. Kyne, makes mention in his book Soldiers, Sailors and Dogs, New York: HC Kinsey & Co., 1936 of what appear to be a series of expressions that probably originated during the Spanish-American War and that could have it survived until the first part of the American participation in World War I….