Posted by ESC on May 31, 2007
In Reply to: What a Ride! posted by RRC on May 30, 2007
: : The phrase/saying "What a Ride!"
: : I believe the author is Erma Bombeck, that wonderful lady who had 'drawers full' of these types of sayings etc. Sadly, she died of cancer but check her out, she has her own web site.
: A quick check of Google news archive shows this phrase to predate Ms Bombeck by quite a bit, at least to 1897 possibly further.
There is a phrase or whatever you want to call it circulating, basically talking about wearing out instead of burning out. Sliding into the grave sideways and saying "What a ride!"