Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The greatest thing since sliced bread

When someone says that someone or something is “the best/ greatest thing since sliced bread”, they think that it or that person is cool, great, fantastic, incredible, awesome etc. It’s also a relatively recent invention or innovation that is likely to significantly improve people's lives.
Sliced bread is a loaf of bread which has been pre-sliced and packaged for convenience. It was first sold in 1928, advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped." This led to the popular phrase, "the greatest thing since sliced bread". - Wikipedia

1. Take a look at this keyboard food tray. It prevents you from getting crumbs on or spilling coffee on your keyboard while you’re eating at your desktop. Would this kind of gadget be useful to you? For people who need to eat or snack on the job, it’s quite literally the greatest thing since sliced bread.

2.  Recently someone recommended a free piece of software that automatically adjusts the contrast of your computer screen at night to make it easier on your eyes. “F.lux” is the best thing since sliced bread! Here’s the site:

3. Do you think twitter and Facebook are the greatest thing since sliced bread, or do you think that social media is the biggest time-waster since the invention of the TV?

4. I think pen drives (USBs) are the best thing since sliced bread. Who doesn’t have one nowadays?


  1. Nice post...As always... You mentioned two importants subjects nowadays; Facebook and Twitter...I'm not a kind of fan of both...So, I guess that they are the biggest time waster... Although I think Internet is the most greatest thing since sliced bread... However, I still prefer books... I made my mind, books are the greatest thing since sliced

    I'm looking forward for the next post...


  2. Hi Roberto,
    So you've made UP your mind already! How about e-books? I think the "Kindle" and the iPad are the best things since sliced bread... but unfortunately I have neither of the two. If I did, I would be more inclined to read e-books. I must admit, I don't do as much reading as I used to :(

  3. Hi Frank, You're right, I made UP my mind.. thanks for the tip... I'm kind of traditional Guy, I mean, I like the paper, the smell of the books...It's looks like I'm older ...but it's not the point...The physical books have all my attention yet, I don't see myself reading something in Kindle...However , I have to admit that the future of the book will be e-books.

    By the way; I'm reading The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald..

    That's it...



  4. Hi Frank, another great post ... and I must agree with both of you ... Books and e-books are both the best thing since slice bread. I use my e-books for quick counsels in my profession, this invention turn my life much easier, I haven't carry with me heavy medicine books anymore. But when I want to read a novel I prefer paper and ink.

  5. Hi Jota, so e-books have MADE your life much easier. The power of digital information!

  6. I couldn't agree more with the comments above. For me, e-books are the best thing since sliced bread. And internet is the greatest thing since sliced bread and e-books. Enough said.


  7. Hi Eugene,
    I like the way you so easily use expressions you pick up from other lessons. I'm impressed!

    The "Anki" software is also the greatest thing since sliced bread, although I must admit that I can't seem to find the time to create more flashcards...

  8. The other time I was watching one of my crush's interviews and the interviewer said this phrase, "the greatest thing since sliced bread"; sometimes I'm a bit skeptical with some of your posts in terms of "is that phrase really used out there?", good to know I was proven wrong.