What's so great about sliced bread?

Poilane Bakery in Paris

As someone who has spent much of her life studying languages, I constantly think about words. I'll go days with a certain word or name stuck in my head. I wonder about semantics. I ponder phrases. Today, I was thinking about the expression, "It's the greatest thing since sliced bread". Who came up with that? Did they really think sliced bread was all that? Sure, it's convenient, but it doesn't compare to a delicious crusty loaf of french bread or sourdough. How could anyone think that a slice of plain Wonderbread could ever compare to ripping into a loaf of artisenal bread, devoid of preservatives, but chock full of crunch when you tear off a delicious piece?

This amazing French loaf even has a P on it! Does it stand for Paloma? Perfectly delicious? No, it stands for Poilane, the amazing Parisian bakery that made it. FYI- You can have these babies overnighted to you from France!

I am aware of how random this is, but I think we all know that I have fully embraced my randomness.

Images via Poilane

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