Posted by David FG on July 01, 2005
In Reply to: "A little... posted by Smokey Stover on July 01, 2005
: : : : : : what is meant by "A little of what you fancy does you good"?
: : : : : What it means to me: if I want chocolate, I should have a little.
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: : : : It's the title of a song made famous by the music-hall star Marie Lloyd, who lived 1870-1922 and whose speciality was "saucy" songs.
: : : So it's about chocolate sauce?
: : As they say at the bratwurst factory, this is the sauce age. We Americans don't know any music hall names pre-Bea Lillie, who appeared on TV many times.
: You saw Bea Lillie on TV? I'm in awe. But then, I never saw Sid Caesar on TV, either. SS
I know it has been a long time since I did classics at school, but I do remember Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Caligula, Claudius and so on, but I don't remember hearing of a 'Sid Caesar'. He must have been one of the shorter-reigning emperors.