|By Grimbergen on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 07:28 pm: Edit|
Ok I found this in the 'Humors of the day' section of the March 23, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly.
"STRONGLY RECOMMENDED BEFORE DINNER
(By a Vulgar Illiterate Cockney.)
Why is a lucky sixpence like Absinthe?
-Because it's a happy-tizer (appetizer)!"
wow. I think I need to go sit down for a bit and regain my composure.
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