End of ADS-L Digest - 13 Nov 1994 to 14 Nov 1994 ************************************************ There is one message totalling 32 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "it's been a slice" ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 15 Nov 1994 13:52:00 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull Subject: "it's been a slice" Forgive me if this is not the appropriate forum for my question--I'm new here. I'm trying to track down the source of the expression "It's been a slice," as a mildly ironic way of saying "Goodbye, it's been fun." My mother, who still uses both expressions, says it's short for "It's been a slice of good wholesome fun" and was current circa 1947. She's from Minnesota, but a quick check with her sisters showed they are unfamiliar with the expression. It may be that they were a bit off the right age for picking up this expression. More likely my mother learned it in Yellowstone Park, where she worked that summer and several summers thereafter. My father, who was half-raised in the park, is also familiar with the expression. The problem with Yellowstone as a source is that young people from all across North America come to work there, so it doesn't really help me know where the expression originated, whether it is indeed short for "It's been a slice of good wholesome fun," etc. I've checked several reference work and found no mention of this. If anyone has any information, let me know. Thanks. Kate kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com