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English: If you don’t stop talking, the cake is going to collapse.
collected: Corona Plaza, Queens (04-30-2016)
origin: A way to tell someone to shut up. There is a Hispanic superstition that if you talk too much while baking it cake, it won’t rise properly. He originally heard this in NYC.


Lithuanian: vafliu gimęs tortu netapsi
English: once you’re born a waffle, you’re not gonna become a cake
collected: Kaunas, Lithuania (01-10-2016)
origin: old and common Lithuanian joke. There is one more, even more popular: if you were born to crawl, you won’t fly (the same meaning)