[Ads-l] slice

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Oct 4 08:52:04 EDT 2020


[1969 _Portland Orgeonian_ ( March 9) F 4: Student protesters...rising
taxes...murders, muggers and monster traffic jams. Other than that, it's
been a slice of heaven.]

[1975 _Courier-Joiurnal_ (Louisville) (Aug. 5) 6: It's been a slice of
heaven.]

JL

On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 8:21 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Quora.com today:
>
> "If so, bon voyage, big Don. It's been a slice."
>
> I had a friend in grad school in 1974, who used to take his leave by
> saying, "So long! it's been a slice!"  He was from Newburgh, N.Y.
>
> When I asked him why a "slice," he said it was short for "a slice of life."
>
> Volume III of HDAS was to include this. (Not in OED.)   Google Books
> affords a number of exx. beginning tardily in the 1990s
>
> FWIW, a song called "It's Been a Slice of Heaven," by Dave Bass, was
> published in 1966.  "Slice of heaven" sounds to me like a more probable
> allusion for a wry exit line than "slice of life" .
>
>
> JL
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>


-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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