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The SAUSAGE comedy trick

This particular trick may be the one used by Gus Davenport for the shows he did while in the Royal Navy during WW2. It certainly looks well used. The performer creates comedy by explaining that the letters of the word SAUSAGE can be manipulated to spell so many words, although not necessarily correctly spelt. On the cloth that is used to join the letters together a crib has been witten as a reminder of the words that can be spelt: U.S.A., USAGE, AGE, SAG, SAU [saw], SAGE, SAUS [sauce], AUS [‘orse].

Item Details

Size The wooden letter plaques are held together by cloth. When extended the size is 115 x 840mm.
Date Probably 1930s to 1950s.
Key Phrases
Ref no N2930