(Sorry, I must pause here so I can give way to an intense shuddering aversion.)
I must admit that spatulas are useful things - indeed, presented with an wobbly fried egg it is hard to manage without one - but luckily they have a much less sinister name.
And slice sounds nice.
Word Not To Use Today: spatula. This word comes from the Latin word spatha, which means a broad piece, from the Greek spathē, which means blade.