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Pork chops and applesauce

Posted by ESC on August 09, 2000

In Reply to: Pork chops and applesauce posted by kenda fourmy on August 08, 2000

: who originally said, "pork chops and applesauce"?
: I think it was someone like w.c. fields or humphrey bogart. please prove my sisters wrong by telling me something better than peter brady of the brady bunch.

I don't know about "pork chops."

"Applesauce!, 1910. Said to have come to mean flattery because boarding houses served plenty of cheap applesauce to disguise the fact that fancier food wasn't served." From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).