Pease pudding and saveloys! What next is the question?

From the musical Oliver!‘s memorable “Food Glorious Food”

See, I’d always assumed (as, I might add, did the person who added the subtitles above), that the line was “peas, pudding and saveloys”. I may not have known what saveloys were, yet it seemed only natural to suppose them sugary and sweet – sure they had to be, didn’t they come after the peas and the puddin’. It made perfect sense to my childhood brain. As it turns out, though, I was mistaken on all counts.

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