In class I inadvertently dropped a phrase that either my Midwest roots or “maturity”, or both.
I referred to something as a “Lucky Strike Extra”.
You know, something out of the normal routine … an added benefit.
Most of the class ignored the comment and some rolled their eyes.
But, one student emailed me:
“I have noticed you use the expression “lucky strike extra” in class — this is an old family favorite (we call extra “freebie” birthday/Christmas gifts lucky strike extras). It is not something that you hear all that often – it inspired some sentiment just in time for the holidays.”
That got me wondering where the phrase originated.
Here’s the back story ….