Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 29, 2012

Colloquial Humour

Not that anyone from off-Cape or outside Eastern MA would get either of these photos, but they cracked me up just the same.  If you are from Sandwich, this map is extremely accurate.  It's the blue area under "Canal Cup".  I live on the border of Hillbillies/Tourist Swine now.  My favourite is 'Olive Garden and Crime' for Barnstable/Hyannis.   There have been several great white shark sightings off Chatham, hence the "Jaws & Yuppies". 

I've taken a lot of teasing about my hometown from people who have never heard of a town called Sandwich before.  Knowing the history of the town and it's naming after The Earl of Sandwich, England, it never seemed like that funny of a town name.  But to people on the west coast, it is, apparently, a hoot.  And I've heard them all.  "You're full of baloney! GET IT?  Sandwich? Baloney? BWAA HAA HAA" as I stand there, stonefaced, "Mmhmm. So anyways...." or "Yes I grew up in East Sandwich and yes it's over by the crust....funny ha ha..." *rolling eyes*

This illustration of our villages appeared on the Sandwich, MA Facebook page the other day and it made me laugh, even though they messed up the placement of S. Sandwich and Forestdale.


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  2. LOL, I love that! I'd be afraid to see what they have to say about Canada.

  3. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Inspired :0)

  4. Wow. Funny and interesting at the same time.

    Oh by the way, do you have the link to the A-Z blog thingy? We're supposed to link readers to it, right?

    A Ladybug's Life


  5. We have a town called Sandwich, in Kent, SE England, and I imagine that's where the folk came from who named your town, 'cos the Earl of Sandwich would have been so called after the place. And the convenient meal he invented with meat between two slices of bread was named after him. Sandwich in Kent is quite near the coast. Never been there. But I bet it isn't funny or original enough to merit those pictures.

  6. we have "wasteland" which is right next to "garbage city". actually the absolute best thing is exit 69 on Interstate 75...Big Beaver Road. and no, i'm not kidding!!