6 months ago
Last edited at 3:23PM on 10/10/2013
Blanky Americans ruining the blanky English language again. It's tomato sauce.
There's a very clever line in Guys and Dolls when Nathan Detroit (Sinatra) was trying to get Sky Masterson (Brando) to place a bet on a certainty. It's 60 years since I saw the show so you'll have to excuse me if I don't get it quite right but Masterson's reply was,
"Nathan, my Daddy told me that one day I'd be in New York and I'd meet a man who wanted to bet me that a little green man would come around the corner squirting ketchup. He said, 'Don't take that bet son because, as sure as you do, you'll end up with an earful of tomato sauce.'"