Kiss a Cod and Drink Some Rum

Author's friend Terri Marshall Getting Screeched In_kfmTo become an honorary Newfoundlander, there’s a ritual where you recite a limerick, kiss a cod, and down a shot of the local booze, Screech Rum. As you might expect, it’s a big hit in bars, where sometimes visitors, usually a little tipsy, are invited to stand on the bar and shout out the verse, before kissing the fish and claiming their new status as a local in front of a crowd. … read more here in the Boston Globe.