The following is probably pretty obvious. In the end it will do more to explain how Somebodyisfromhere.com’s brain works and expose his various psychosis rather than present new information. Nevertheless, onward.
Somebodyisfromhere.com wanted to learn about Sandwich. That is Sandwich, Massachusetts. Somebodyisfromhere.com thinks it’s funny that you could live in a
food town called Sandwich. He wanted to get to the root of it.
First of all, Sandwich is ancient. It has been around since 1637. Hell, Somebodyisfromhere.com doesn’t even know what era that is. Of course, in some way, it seems early discovery was always inevitable for Sandwich. After all, it’s town motto reads, “After so many shipwrecks, a haven.” As such, it is the oldest town in Cape Cod.
But why name it Sandwich? The answer could not be more obvious. It was named after Sandwich, Kent, England. Well what did you expect?
But Somebodyisfromhere.com is invested so he wants to pull that string a bit further.
Perfect example of the US and UK speaking the same language and Somebodyisfromhere.com not having any idea what they are talking about. What the hell is a ceremonial county? It sounds like the village Somebodyisfromhere.com’s mom puts on top of the fireplace around Christmas.
The ceremonial counties of England is a collective name which can be applied to areas to which are appointed a Lord Lieutenant. Legally they are defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as Counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain with reference to the areas used for local government.
Ok, well that didn’t really clarify anything. But, Somebodyisfromhere.com suspects that this is all getting very British and, frankly, he just wants to think about Sandwiches. Moving right along.
Somebodyisfromhere.com has actually been to Dover. He remembers cliffs and boats. One such creature to make this journey was an elephant.
It was here in 1255 that the first captive elephant was landed in England, The prize beast arrived at Sandwich quayside, delivered as a gift to the English monarch Henry III, from the French king, and was then taken on foot to the king’s zoo at the Tower of London. The journey through Kent is reported to have proceeded without incident, except when a bull in a field adjacent to the roadside took umbrage to the great beast passing and attacked it. In one move the animal was thrown by the elephant and killed outright.
Somebodyisfromhere.com didn’t know elephants won fights inasmuch he just thought they looked big. Good for them. But, alas, what does any of this have to do with my lunch? About the lunch item:
It was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th-century English aristocrat, although he was neither the inventor nor sustainer of the food. It is said that he ordered his valet to bring him meat tucked between two pieces of bread, and because Montagu also happened to be the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” It is said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage, while eating without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hands.
Ah, the name sandwich derives from gambling. That’s a catchy story for Somebodyisfromhere.com to remember. Unfortunately, it seems like spin isn’t just for modern era politicians.