Now I understand the Cape


“Until I subscribed to The Cape Codder {a still existing newspaper} I thought that a cranberry was a cherry with an acid condition. I thought that a seagull was a thyroid pigeon. I thought the mayor of Cotuit was an oyster. Today, thanks to The Cape Codder, I know why the Pilgrim Fathers, who had the entire continent available for their purposes, chose to land on Cape Cod.’’

-- From Fred Allen’s (1894-1956) 1950 letter to The Cape Codder. He was mostly known as a radio comedian.