I'm not sure if this slogan originated in my home state
, but I'd always been brought up to believe so, because many T-shirt stands on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland
. I'd been told that the idea came as a mockery of how people on the Chesapeake Bay
talk. But since I am from the Eastern Shore
, I have a soft spot for it, and every time I see an MR Ducks T-shirt I want to see if the wearer has ever been to my town.
I wonder if I'm the only one who does that, who sees a Maryland license plate and gets misty or hears the term "steamed crabs" and goes weak in the knees. I'm sure that everyone has a soft spot for their place of origin, and it was a pleasant surprise to be reminded here.