Cake & Arrse???

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by VerminWA, Oct 7, 2005.

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  1. Where does the term Cake and Arrse party come from?

    Doing a software rollout at work and it's getting to be the biggest C&A party I've ever seen, I keep using the term and a colleague has just asked me the exact meaning of the term and the history behind it? Geeks don't ya hate em!

    Cheers

    Verm
     
  2. I kind of knew that bit, why the words, cake and arrse?
     
  3. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Sounds like the sort of Jolly Japes that would have occurred at older Public Schools :)

    Billy Bunter, the fat owl of the remove, was an expert at the Cake bit - he was probably a bandit as well...
     
  4. I first heard the phrase about 30 years ago from a naval officer - which may put it in context.
     
  5. I remember trying to explain precisely this to some Puerto Rican ANG blokes a couple of years ago - even to the point of getting it translated to Spanish [celebración de la torta y del culo]. I explained that a cake & arrse party was very similar to a spinning bow tie extravaganza [extravagancia del lasso rotativo]. I didn't realise, however, that it had such pedigree.