Friday, 18 May 2007

Screeched in, Christian's Pub, St. John's, NL

No trip to St. John's would be completed without getting "Screeched In"!

A Screech-In is a ceremony where non-Newfoundlanders are inducted into Newfoundland culture by downing a shot of Screech rum, repeating some phrases in a Newfie dialect and kissing a cod. At the end of it all, visitors get a certificate that names them as honourary Newfoundlanders and members of the Royal Order of Screechers.

Claire at O'Reilly's told us that the best place to get Screeched In is at Christian's Pub (that's why we landed there).

There were eight of us getting Screeched In tonight.

Long may your big jib draw!

1 comment:

RennyBA said...

What a great adventure - thanks for sharing and also with this great pics - well documented!
This Screech rum must have been a magic mix, so did the codfish turned into a Prince?