Daily Prompt 1/15/2016 | Cake Is Not A Lie

The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt 1/15/2016 | Morphing

Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”

Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.”

I love you like a fat kid loves cake.

Love. Cake.


Cake is wonderful. Cake makes people happy. Seeing cake makes people smile. You may not love every kind of cake, but every kind of cake is loved. Carrot cake, chocolate cake, marble cake, ice cream cake, red velvet cake… you could even have brownie cake, or pie cake, or cookie cake, if traditional cake isn’t for you. There are even cupcakes! Everyone loves cake, in some form or another.

So, I propose that we replace the word “love“, which has become overused, abused, and has lost so much meaning in recent years, and replace it with “cake“. The cake is not a lie. You can’t lie about cake. You just can’t. And maybe cake isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. Maybe you are scared about trying cake, for fear of rejection, or possible side-effects. But fear not! Cake is perfectly healthy… well… it won’t kill you. In moderation. Just don’t go overboard on the cake, okay? One should not obsess over cake, as that leads down some very unhealthy roads.

Thanks for reading, friends. I cake you all, and I hope that you find cake for yourselves, and are surrounded by cake throughout your lives.