Screech-In

Serbian translation: (Njufaundlendska) inicijacija vriskom (rumom)

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English term or phrase:Screech-In
Serbian translation:(Njufaundlendska) inicijacija vriskom (rumom)
Entered by: Bogdan Petrovic

06:52 Mar 14, 2012
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Folklore / customs
English term or phrase: Screech-In
Perhaps the most controversial non-calendric custom in Newfoundland in recent years is the Screech-In. It is historically related to such traditions as equatorial line-crossing and initiation rites known all over the world. It derives from "honorary Newfoundlanders" rites of the 1940s and pranks played on new sealers going to the ice. The Screech-In came into being in the 1970s when Joe Murphy and Joan Morrissey put together an entertainment at the Bella Vista Country Club in St John's. It included local musical performers and a dress-up skit by which members of the audience were humorously "screeched-in." In later years the Screech-In was widely performed by Myrle Vokey and by employees of the Newfoundland Liquor Commission. Typically, initiates are made to kiss a codfish, drink some Screech (rum) and repeat a semi-dialect, slightly risqué recitation.
Bogdan Petrovic
Serbia
Local time: 12:40
(Njufaundlendska) inicijacija vriskom (rumom)
Explanation:
Sertifikat "vrištača" (počasnih građana Njufaundlenda) -->> http://www.screechrum.com/screechin :)

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The story goes something like this:

The commanding officer of the detachment was having his first taste. The Newfoundlander downed his drink in one gulp, so the American did the same.

The American's loud scream attracted attention.

An American sargeant who heard the sound from outside pounded his fist on the door and demanded to know, "What the cripes was that ungodly screech?"

The Newfoundlander replied in true Newfie form, "Da Screech? 'Tis the rum, me son."
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Local time: 12:40
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screech-in
(Njufaundlendska) inicijacija vriskom (rumom)


Explanation:
Sertifikat "vrištača" (počasnih građana Njufaundlenda) -->> http://www.screechrum.com/screechin :)

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Note added at 1 hr (2012-03-14 08:30:03 GMT)
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http://www.squidoo.com/OldNewfoundlandSayings#module62576612

The story goes something like this:

The commanding officer of the detachment was having his first taste. The Newfoundlander downed his drink in one gulp, so the American did the same.

The American's loud scream attracted attention.

An American sargeant who heard the sound from outside pounded his fist on the door and demanded to know, "What the cripes was that ungodly screech?"

The Newfoundlander replied in true Newfie form, "Da Screech? 'Tis the rum, me son."

Vesna Maširević
Serbia
Local time: 12:40
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat
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