[Ads-l] greatest thing since sliced bread (1951)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 4 08:22:22 EDT 2017


What was the greatest thing *before* sliced bread?

Regular bread?

JL

On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 9:56 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

>      And so, the ultimate question is, when was the marketing of sliced
> bread loaves introduced? And what's the big deal about sliced bread? Great
> inventions in history should rather be measured by comparison with the
> electric pop-up toaster, quod laetificavit juventutem meam.
>      Anyway, Otto Rohwedder, Gustav Papendick, W.E. Long: legendary
> bread-slicing pioneers, without whom I could never have grown up on Wonder
> Bread.
>      July 7  (1928):  "National Sliced Bread Day"?!?
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