Cape, the

Massachusetts has two capes - Ann and Cod - but only the latter is The Cape.

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One pitiable New York outsider, in a piss-poor attempt to seem the insider, asked me if I'd be going "up to the Cod this weekend." Poor thing.

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Here is a little note for the outsiders: In refrence to the direction of the Cape it is, "You going down to the Cape?" or even "You going down Cape?". If I was going to P-Town it would be, "Way down Cape".

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I love going to the Cape. It kicks major ass.

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Why is everyone always going down the Cape even if they're from Rhode Island? Shouldn't it be "out to the Cape"?JohnGrew up in Hangover, MA & Brewsta, MA, now in Foster City, CA

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I grew up on the cape and when you talk about hyannis, it's mid-cape and east of that is lower cape and west of hyannis is up cape.

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Sorry for the offtopic, I'm the Russian linguist. I've been on the Cape last summer. I LOVE this place and Boston too!

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Im from da cape and we ah wicked pissed wen all youse toursits come down thea in the summah, its the only good season we have, leave us alone. All youse summa peeople are people that dont live there year round, i dont care how many summah houses you have. Your seagullz.

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In Fall Rivah we say we're goin 'out the cape'.

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I'm from the Cape and all my relatives from up near Boston always come "down the Cape". Even before we moved to the Cape and lived in CT, we went "down the Cape" to my grandma's cottage. It's not one of those things that can be explained, just accepted.

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Down Cape comes from two things (maybe). At least I heard tell a two, both from sailors. First,(or Firstly if yar a Bahstin lawya) it's from sea navigatin. Eastwud is to lowah longitude, so yah go down, not out Cape. Second, (or Secondly...) ya sail downwind to go East cuz we know the wind always blows from the West on the Cape.

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"Im from da cape and we ah wicked pissed wen all youse toursits come down thea in the summah, its the only good season we have, leave us alone. All youse summa peeople are people that dont live there year round, i dont care how many summah houses you have. Your seagullz."Well i've lived on the cape my whole life...and first, practically no one here has a boston accent, so i'm wondering why you're typing with one, and also we love tourists...they bring money.

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Living in Boston we always say "go up to the cape."

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FYI-If it weren't for the tourist who visit the there would be no CAPE COD at all. Most of our $ come from them and we should celebrate their arrival-treat them with dignity and respect, thank them for choosing to come HERE as opposed to other destinations. Seriously,the summer people pay taxes too. Geez, what r u thinking?