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“Lucky Strike Extra” … say,what?

November 26, 2014


In class,  I inadvertently dropped a phrase that revealed either my Midwest roots or my “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 ….


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