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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 4 10:39:28 EDT 2017


Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> What was the greatest thing *before* sliced bread?
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> Regular bread?

Your question has a history (and so does your answer):

http://barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/what_was_the_greatest_thing_before_sliced_bread/


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