And I think Screech was originally moonshine(??) but I think you can buy it at the liquor stores now.
Newfies are also unintelligible to the rest of Canada(ROC). No one knows what the heck they´re saying. Was in a comedy Club in NY once when a Newfie did a set. He was in the audience and had bought a mike thing off a street vendor. Thought he´d do a set during the break. We were the only other Canucks there so we translated his act(very regional that only other Canucks would "get"). Basically you just exchange Arkansas for Newfoundland. Luckily it was a slow night(weekday). The professional comics loved it. They said it was the wildest night they´d had in a long time. The Newfie ended up being backup for the whole night.
- I gave what I could!
Trust me, Pinta, you´d be able to understand me if I spoke to you.
As for the cod tongues, yes, cod do have tongues. Large ones, and instead of using our bare hands to remove them from the cod as Pinta suggests, we actually have these brilliant inventions called knives. Not that I personally have ever removed a cod´s tongue, as they are quite readily available in the supermarkets.
Some of the passengers were so greatful they took up a collection to create a scholarship fund. A lot of heart-warming stories out of that incident. The population of Gander doubled in the few days directly during and after 9/11.
There was also a nice piece on Gander on the Hoax site, but I forget the URL. Anyone know it?