“Greatest thing since sliced bread”
bread was first sliced in 1928
therefore 1928 was the greatest year ever
until you hear
that sliced bread was advertised as:
“The Greatest Forward Step in the Baking Industry since Bread Was Wrapped.”
So, the day bread was wrapped must be even greater than the day it was sliced
cause if the day bread was sliced was better than the day it was wrapped
they would have just advertised it as the greatest day ever.
So, why don’t we say: ‘it’s the greatest thing since bread was wrapped’?
And really how great has it been since bread came sliced anyway?
Sliced bread means more people eating more breads and spreads
like jams and jellies and jiggling bellies
swinging like lazy hammocks
over our bathing suits.
“The greatest thing since the treadmill”
might be the phrase to get us back in shape.