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I watched Laurel and Hardy in Sons of the Desert.  I'm not usually a  L & H fan but I quite enjoyed this one.  After learning about what a slapstick was originally, it was fun to see an actual slapstick in action.  I'm a little puzzled by a phrase used in the film -- a couple of times Oliver Hardy's wife used an epithet "wax-eater."  What exactly is a wax-eater?  Sorry if this should be self-evident, but I've never heard the expression before. 

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I watched Laurel and Hardy in Sons of the Desert.  I'm not usually a  L & H fan but I quite enjoyed this one.  After learning about what a slapstick was originally, it was fun to see an actual slapstick in action.  I'm a little puzzled by a phrase used in the film -- a couple of times Oliver Hardy's wife used an epithet "wax-eater."  What exactly is a wax-eater?  Sorry if this should be self-evident, but I've never heard the expression before. 

Stanley was referred to as a wax eater because he was caught eating the decorative wax apples in a bowl in Oliver's house.

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