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On The Sauce - Eat Your Words
To Be On The Sauce – To go out for a big boozy night out, or to drink to excess regularly. ‘I feel awful this morning, I was out on the sauce again last night’ – the sauce is the alcohol itself. This is a great expression and one we use a lot. (Obviously, Kayte and I don’t because we would never, ever get drunk. We just take a little sherry now and again to wet our lips). The sauce we are on about in our video, however, is HP sauce, a brown sauce made with fruit and spices and we use it a lot on a ‘Full English’ in preference over ketchup. Some love the stuff, and some can’t bear it. Like Dominic, our producer. He thinks it is the spit of the Devil. This is another brilliant little bit of marketing that made a simple product very famous indeed. Invented in the late 1800s by a grocer from Nottingham, he heard that it was popular in the restaurants in the Houses of Parliament in London, so he called it HP Sauce. There is still a picture of the Houses of Parliament (also known as the Palace of …