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She’s older than sliced bread

This beauty was uttered by the contributor’s daughter.  It is a mash up of “the greatest thing since sliced bread” (an excellent new invention) and I believe “older than dirt” (really old).  Certainly sliced bread, when allowed to sit for awhile, gets old and moldy so I can see where the speaker may have conjured up that image when thinking of a really old person.  Interestingly, this mixed idiom has been used to describe America’s sweetheart, Betty White.  See picture below.  A big thanks to Ron McDonald for hearing this one and sending it on!

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One Comment on “She’s older than sliced bread”

  1. Maxine says:

    Betty white is literally older than sliced bread though, guys.


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