last word of a phrase is an anagram for a national capital; hence, CAPITAL LETTERS GOOD ONES: Crawled, perhaps
I had no idea about what the theme was until after a long while I noticed that MORE is an anagram for Rome, then the rest fell into place. If I weren't writing this I am certain I would have moved on with my morning. Hope I saved you the effort.
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun