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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:13 pm

Cod´s tongues I didn´t even know cod had tongues. Are they really tongues or is it some kind of local name like the English call fish sticks "fish fingers"?

Now don´t try to tell me they really have fingers too!

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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:24 pm

I met someone from "Salmon Arm" which makes about as much sense as cod tongues!

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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 1:56 pm

Wow. Reading this you´d think that Canada has an actual culture or two going on up there.

Nah. Can´t be. Must be pilfered traits from other nations, as is the Canadian way.


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 2:23 pm

Yup, pretty sure those Newfies are yanking the tongues outta cods with their bare hands.

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.


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 2:25 pm

Now now, Ciaytee, you KNOW it´s the U.S. pilfering OUR culture.

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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 4:51 pm

Canada actually does have a couple cultures of its own, you know. :) There´s no such thing as Canadian culture, but Newfoundland has a culture all its own, as well as its own dialect which is unintelligible depending on the region in which the speaker was raised. I´m from St. John´s, so while I have a slight accent, I am very concise in my speaking. My bf on the other hand, is a bayman from a town called New Harbour and not one of the people on this board would EVER be able to understand anything he would ever say. Ever. It took me about 3 months to get his dialect, along with that of his entire family, down to a science.

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.


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 5:02 pm

Oh come on - tell the truth. You deep kiss the cod and rip their tongues out with your teeth.

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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 5:11 pm

That is about as appetizing as pickled pig´s feet.

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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 5:15 pm

pinta - that made me laugh out loud!


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 6:03 pm

Hey! We eat cod tongues, too. Actually, the livers and stomachs are a real treat, too.

You didn´t answer. Does that mean I got myself a brand new, shinny toy? *wipes drool from chin*
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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 6:46 pm

Am I the only Atlantic Canadian who´s never had a cod tongue? Hmm...I don´t really plan on trying it in the near future, either! Like Dobby, I am more of an observer of Newfoundland ways than a participant.

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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 7:28 pm

Hey I saw a report that one or maybe more airplanes that got rerouted on Sept. 11 went to Newfoundland and they said they were so nice and feed them and had cots and some folks took them into there homes sounds like a very nice place maybe nice than my home hummmmmmmmm just a thought!!!


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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 8:31 pm

Evangeline, you´re not going to get the answer you want. Better if I don´t say anything.

[Dick Nixon: I am not a toy!]


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 9:56 pm

That would be Gander, NFLD, Lynn K.

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?


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 10:53 pm


Is that the site you´re talking about?
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Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 10:56 pm

Nope - that ain´t it. It had a different look to it and a weird name that had nothing to do t with urban legends or hoaxes.


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:05 pm


Click Rumours of War and scroll down til you see a green dot with Gander in red in the copy.


Post   » Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:12 pm

I read a story a lot like those, but I think it was in Reader´s Digest. I can´t remember for sure.

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Post   » Fri Mar 29, 2002 6:29 am

Those are heart warming stories, Pinta. Go directly to them here:



Post   » Fri Mar 29, 2002 9:12 am

We had several planes redirected to Moncton, too. Several hundred people for a few days. Most went to private homes, and some large groups who didn,t want to be split up were housed at the coliseum.

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