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to say I want "10 minutes" or "5 minutes" of cake???

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BooBearBoo Wed 22-Jun-11 11:30:17

DH looked at me like I was mental. We ALWAYS used to say this when I was growing up as it gives the cake server a very good idea of what size slice you would like i.e. a "10 minute" slice would be like 10 minutes on a clock so 2/3 of a quarter.

Anyone else say this??? Or did my dad just invent it???!!

PS - how many minutes do you usually have? wink

Bast Wed 22-Jun-11 11:31:16

I've never heard it before but in future I will request an hour grin

MrsTwinks Wed 22-Jun-11 11:32:12

30 minutes? grin

seriously I've never heard it before, but thinking on it it is a really sensible idea, i might adopt it.

cookcleanerchaufferetc Wed 22-Jun-11 11:32:26

I can see where your DH is coming from!!!!! That is truly bizarre!

whoneedssleepanyway Wed 22-Jun-11 11:32:50

I thought u meant u wanted ten mins eating cake...

Euphemia Wed 22-Jun-11 11:32:59

"2/3 of a quarter" alone would fry my brain!

Euphemia Wed 22-Jun-11 11:33:22

I thought you meant as much cake as it takes 10 minutes to eat! grin

BooBearBoo Wed 22-Jun-11 11:34:26

When I am out I have 5 minutes, when I am at home I have 10 (or sometimes 15 blush ) minutes!

MayorNaze Wed 22-Jun-11 11:34:30

cake in minutes <<ponders>>

strange but also logical

what if it's a traybake??

BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 22-Jun-11 11:35:33

Why can't you just say a fraction?

BellaBearisWideAwake Wed 22-Jun-11 11:36:16

I either have a sliver or a wodge. Highly technical

worraliberty Wed 22-Jun-11 11:37:33

I don't really eat cake but I'm loving this idea grin

TrilllianAstra Wed 22-Jun-11 11:39:20

Can't you gesture and say "this much"?

I would think you wanted enough cake that it would take you 10 mins to eat, which would be impossible to judge and a rather odd thing to ask for.

upahill Wed 22-Jun-11 11:41:01

We have big bits or (less likely) little bits of cake as a general guide!

superjobeespecs Wed 22-Jun-11 11:41:20

think your dad made it up ive never heard of it!! not likely to be adopted in our house seeing as when we have cake its when the OH is out and i hide the evidence in the bin and when DD asks for a bit i turn into that wee thing off lord of the rings grin i love cake..

SenoritaViva Wed 22-Jun-11 11:42:11

Never heard of it and I would want at least 30 minutes.

CadleCrap Wed 22-Jun-11 11:42:52

I love the idea but it is fairly pointless in this house as it is always 15 minutes of cake!

WriterofDreams Wed 22-Jun-11 11:43:34

An odd but very sensible way of doing it IMO. We have two cake slice sizes - a "DH" slice (about 10 minutes) and a "writer of dreams" slice (about 20 minutes) blush

Asinine Wed 22-Jun-11 11:44:04

We do it in degrees, like 20* for a small piece...

Paschaelina Wed 22-Jun-11 11:44:52

I'm forthwith adopting minutes of cake in the Pasch household. grin DH will think i'm mad but I don't care.

Superjob I am trying very very hard to wean off hidden cake as the BFing is slowly dropping now and I quite like my size 10 figure.

Its very hard though.

eurochick Wed 22-Jun-11 11:45:32

Never heard of it. I would guess it is a family thing. But v sensible. Except for traybakes.

Psammead Wed 22-Jun-11 11:45:43

Cake and all puddingmy the Psammead household is meadured in mini, midi or maxi portions.

Psammead Wed 22-Jun-11 11:45:58

In, not my.

Bigglewinkle Wed 22-Jun-11 11:48:11

I love this idea, unless the cake is square... In which case you should ask for the grid references based on OS map coordinates wink

osd Wed 22-Jun-11 11:50:38

oh i do that but i thought i made it up!

I was told in uni i have dyscalculia, i was 14 before i could tell the time and base the clock on all workings out otherwise i get confused.

My dh was very confused at first but i use it for everything, only a couple of mins of milk left we'll have to buy some more, i can only do pounds and ounces for weight and have a .5 system to balance our budget, that very intelligent dh does not understand, but it works.

Got an E for GCSE maths, taught myself my own system for managing. So no yanbu for the clock thing, its great.

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