Who are the Original "Cake Eaters"

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    It's got to be Highlands. I remember them being called that in the early 60's!! Naturally it was told to me by my ancestors!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BGGreen
    It's got to be Highlands. I remember them being called that in the early 60's!! Naturally it was told to me by my ancestors!!
    I think it goes back in time even before the 60s for Highlands.

    I've always heard the term was used to describe any situation in which one was thought to be "high society" and out of touch with the common folk and primarily became a popular term after Dickens Tale of Two Cities in which the term "Then let them eat cake" was attributed to M. Antionette (high society person) when informed that the poor people had no bread. Hence high society rich people were known as "cake eaters" and out of touch with the reality of common life.

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    I have heard the term used so much by Kenton County schools, talking of Beechwood, I was wondering who was the original "cake eaters'??

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    I had heard that St. Thomas, when it was a high school, was refered to as the original "Cake Eaters." This then switched to Highlands when St. Thomas closed the high school. Does this sound remotely familiar to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Charms
    I had heard that St. Thomas, when it was a high school, was refered to as the original "Cake Eaters." This then switched to Highlands when St. Thomas closed the high school. Does this sound remotely familiar to anyone.
    St. Thomas shut down in the 70s and Highlands was Cake Eaters long before that. Most likely since both were in Fort Thomas they both were called the name.

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    This is in an online encyclopedia.

    Though positive in origin, these terms are often used derogatorily by people outside of Ft. Thomas in the spirit of Marie Antoinette's legendary, "Let them eat cake," - alluding to the slightly higher per capita incomes of Ft. Thomas residents over the surrounding areas. Custom has it that a large cake is prepared after state championship victory for the Highlands High School football team. This custom has lent itself to the people of Ft. Thomas becoming known colloquially as Cake Eaters, and the city of Ft. Thomas as Cake Town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    This is in an online encyclopedia.

    Though positive in origin, these terms are often used derogatorily by people outside of Ft. Thomas in the spirit of Marie Antoinette's legendary, "Let them eat cake," - alluding to the slightly higher per capita incomes of Ft. Thomas residents over the surrounding areas. Custom has it that a large cake is prepared after state championship victory for the Highlands High School football team. This custom has lent itself to the people of Ft. Thomas becoming known colloquially as Cake Eaters, and the city of Ft. Thomas as Cake Town.
    Thanks for sharing the Great research and knowledge APNW, That is some very interesting information on the subject. I always knew Highlands was the real "Cake Eaters".

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    I was a Cake Eater the day I was born, and I will be a Cake Eater till the day I die.

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    Growing up in Ludlow in the 60's and 70's there was only one team that inspired the words "Kill the Cakes" and that would be Beechwood.

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    I was always told that it was Highlands and in college my roomate was from Highlands and he called himself a cake eater.

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    So, I guess it's obvious that Highlands and Beechwood are both "Cake Eaters", but the questions is who are the original "Cake Eaters" and who has been the longest??

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    I can also vouch that Beechwood was known as cake eaters in the 60's but it sounds like Highlands goes way back before that. Bigzig, you wouldn't be one of those boys who would deliver cakes to Beechwood before a game, are you? That was mighty nice of you guys but your serving manners were awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center
    I can also vouch that Beechwood was known as cake eaters in the 60's but it sounds like Highlands goes way back before that. Bigzig, you wouldn't be one of those boys who would deliver cakes to Beechwood before a game, are you? That was mighty nice of you guys but your serving manners were awful.
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    I can attest to the fact that Highlands was referred to as the "Cake eaters" as far back as the 40's. I can remember all of us shouting that to Tom Rohrer as he passed us on the way to the end zone. It was an inner city thing as we thought everyone in Ft. Thomas was rich. And compared to most of us, they were. I think the term goes back to Marie Antionette who, when told the populus had no bread, said "let them eat cake".
    I don't know the origin as in who first applied the term to Highlands, but my brother used the term in 1948 when he took me to a game.

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    Never heard Beechwood called cake eaters before and never heard Campbell Co called plowpushers.

    As long as I have known the only cake eaters are the Highlands Bluebirds. I have rarely if at all called them Cake eaters but those are the only ones i know as cake eaters.

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