Talk:piece of cake

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Pronunciation[edit]

I think the pronunciation is closer to /piːs ɔ keɪk/ than /piːs ɔv keɪk/. The audio file has /piːs ɔf keɪk/. If the <f> is not silent (which I believe it usually is), it is more likely that it should be pronounced with an /f/, given that the following /k/ is unvoiced, and therefore pronouncing the <f> as /v/ would require more effort. Jon Harald Søby 10:45, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Is this of the same origin as cakewalk? Palosirkka 13:08, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Probably related, but not at all clear. DCDuring TALK 12:31, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Is this it [http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~zk32/clicheorigin.html That was a “Piece of Cake” Referring to something as a "piece of cake" is often used to describe a situation that was easy, or required little effort.

... The term was first used in print in 1936 by Ogden Nash who wrote, “Her picture’s in the papers now, and life’s a piece of cake.” Today the term is commonly used to describe tests at school, or friendly competitions. ]