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Keep your shirt on!

July 29, 2011

Hello SWEET blog, oh how I have missed you!!!   Next up on our list of connecting things to cake is SHIRT.

For those of you new to my obsession called ‘350 Degrees of Cake’ it is basically a imitator of the 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, however I chose 350 as a reference to a popular baking temperature and to give myself plenty of wiggle room for those toughie challenges :)

So, here we go with SHIRT suggested by Facebook friend Shaneekqua…

The first thing I thought of was…Keep your shirt on!  I wasn’t even sure I had the phrase correct or that it meant what I thought it meant, but now that I know, I just can’t wait to find a situation where I can say it!!

Before the days of machines doing just about everything for us, shirts and other clothing items required a lot of labor to make…thus making them EXPENSIVE by today’s standards.  Someone thinking of starting a fight might take his shirt off to prevent damage.  Telling someone to ‘keep their shirt on’ was the equivalent of telling them ‘I don’t want to fight’.  Thus the definition has evolved to calm down, be patient.

…moving on from calm…

Keep Calm and Carry On was a poster produced by the British government during WWII.  It was intended to raise the morale of the public in the event of an invasion.  It wasn’t well known at the time but has now be rediscovered and you can find it with MANY different sayings…KEEP CALM…and tweet on…and rock on…and quack on…and…and…(you get the picture)…but the best one is…KEEP CALM AND BAKE ON.

And this wonderful cake related phrase comes in the form of a t-shirt!

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