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Dog ate chocolate cake

Dog ate chocolate cake

Dog ate chocolate cake

Dog ate chocolate cake is a joke in the form of a short story that has been repeated and told since at least the 19th century.

A version of the story is sometimes recounted in a newspaper or magazine, with the headline "Some Dog Took the Cake". The short story is also often recounted in a children's book, usually by repeating the title of the story.

Origins

There are numerous variations of this story, with minor differences in detls. Most versions clm that the person is told that a dog, a stray, ate chocolate cake that was intended for a child. This is almost always followed by the question "Who brought the cake home?" and a quick reply, "I did". A popular version ends with the child stating, "I thought you brought the cake home".

Other variations may say that the stray ate the cake first. If this version is given, the question may be posed to the child: "What did you do first?" There are variations of the story which do not involve children, such as a policeman asking the question, but no answer is given. A man is sometimes depicted as the person asking the question to the dog in a public place.

Variants include stories that are told from the point of view of the dog (such as how it felt) or of another person, such as the shopkeeper. Some versions clm that the story was told by a teacher in a classroom. The dog may be depicted as a dogcatcher, a policeman, a social worker, or a doctor.

Some versions say that a teacher is the one asking the question and that there was a child in the class at the time.

The name is a play on the phrase "Who's Afrd of the Big Bad Wolf?"

There are many variations of the phrase "dog ate my homework", often beginning "Once upon a time there was a homework for me..." and "Once upon a time there was a homework for me..." and "There was a homework for me... and the dog ate it". There is also a "dog ate my homework", a "dog ate my homework", a "dog ate my homework" (but the dog ate the homework and not the dog, not the kid), a "dog ate my homework" (but the dog ate the homework, not the kid), a "dog ate my homework", a "dog ate my homework" (but the kid ate the homework), and a "dog ate my homework" (but the kid ate the homework).

Variations

In a story written in 1853, a man is described as returning home from a day's work and is given chocolate cake by his wife. His wife asks, "Who brought this home?" to which he replies, "I did." She asks, "Who took it away?" to which he replies, "I did."

A variation of this is sometimes told from the point of view of the dog.

One popular version says the question is asked by a woman to her son in a restaurant:

"Who brought that home?" she asks, pointing to the chocolate cake.

"Me," the boy replies.

"You know what I mean. Who ate it?" she demands.

"I did," replies the boy.

"Who took it away?"

"I did," says the boy.

"What are you doing eating it?"

"I'm eating it," replies the boy.

"Who is this?" the woman demands, pointing at the dog, who's sitting at the boy's feet.

"That's me," says the boy.

"What are you doing?"

"That's me," says the boy.

"Who's afrd of the big bad wolf?" the woman says, pointing to the boy.

The boy is silent.

"What are you doing?"

"That's me," the boy says.

"What are you doing?"

"Me."

"Who are you?" the woman asks the boy.

"That's me," says the boy.

"Who ate it?" the woman demands.

"I did," the boy replies.

"Who brought it home?"

"I did," the boy says, pointing to the cake.

"Who took it away?"

"I did."

"Who's afrd of the big bad wolf?"

"I am."

"What are you doing?"

"That's me," says the boy.

"Who did you do it to?"

"I did," says the boy.

"Who is it?"

"Me."

A version of the story told by a social worker includes a variation on the question, "Who's afrd of the big bad wolf?" as follows:

There was a social worker named Jane who came to the house.

"Jane, what is the name of this child?" she asked the child.

"My name is [Child]".

"What's the name of this dog?"

"My name is [Dog]".

"And who brought the chocolate cake home?"

"I brought it home, Jane", the boy sd, with a grin.

"Who's afrd of the big bad wolf?"

The boy looked at Jane.

"Oh, that's just a line from a song," Jane sd, smiling.

"Oh, really?"

"Well, you know how you tell a story? That's how you start a song", Jane explned.

"Oh, I see," the boy sd.

"Who ate the chocolate cake?" Jane asked.

The boy nodded towards the dog.

"I did", the boy sd.

"You know what I mean. Who ate it?"

"I ate it, Jane", the boy sd, with a grin.

"Who took it away?"

"I took it away, Jane", the boy sd, with a grin.

"Who is it?"

"That's me", the boy sd, pointing to the dog.

"Who's afrd of the big bad wolf?"

"I am, Jane", the boy


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