Date: Wed, 16 Nov 1994 10:03:00 CST From: Tom Murray Subject: "it's been a slice . . ." I don't know anything about the phrase "it's been a slice . . . ", but I can't help noticing that it bears a striking resemblance, both structurally and seman tically, to other phrases that I've used/heard/wondered about: "it's been grea t"; "it's been real"; and so forth. Could one have spawned the others? Surely all this is not one large linguistic coincidence?