Tuesday, June 19, 2018

No doubt about these words



For all of you who lived through the long national nightmare of Papergreat and its readers grappling with that word in the Madison Square Garden postcard1, I thought you'd get a chuckle from this fishy cartoon postcard.

Mailed between a pair of New Jersey locations (Asbury Park and Irvington) in 1950, it features this cursive message on the back:

Hi Hon:
Guess where we
ended up? Bet
you can't????
Love
?
P.S. This pen stinks



Footnote
1. Need to catch up? Go to this post and scroll to the middle portion, titled "Complete roundup of that Madison Square Garden postcard word"

1 comment:

  1. What do you suppose the writer of this postcard meant by "This pen stinks"? Was he referring to a tenement? Was it a religious epithet? Or just a writing utensil?

    We'll never know.

    -- M.F.

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