Etymology of "It's been a slice!", "It's been a real slice!"?

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Sat Sep 21 20:03:26 UTC 2013

As a speaker, I'd say it's a truncation of "slice of life", but I can't
offer more than my feeling for that. It's in the same realm as "it's been
nice and it's been real, but I can't say it's been real nice" as a jocular

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