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Old 30-12-2011, 12:59   #16
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Re: Screeching In

Originally Posted by shorebird View Post
BTW, REAL screech was supposed to be the brewing of sediment and leachate from otherwise empty rum barrels. Those Newfies were way ahead of their time in the world of recycling. Although I'm not from there, another bit of trivia... The cod were so thick when the Grand Banks were first discovered, they were reported to have slowed the passage of the ships that discovered them.
A Canadian tradition wherever you are but we always called it swish. It is amazing how strong that stuff is!

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Old 30-12-2011, 16:33   #17
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Re: Screeching In

Ya missed 'bitng the head off a caplin."

Mom was a Newfie, Dad a Piney (South Jersey Pine Barrens.)

I've been spending most of my last few summers up there, got my boat in Lewisporte.

So here's a Newfie lament that explains a lot.

"So bye, you know how to tell the Newfies in Hevan?"

"No Mame."

"Well, tis easy, thar the ones that wanna go home!"

Try visiting Grey River or Exploits Island and you'll get the picture.

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