The Middle by bdunn02

Question 11

In the US Navy (as well as many others), a ceremony often takes place when a ship crosses the equator into the southern hemisphere. In this ceremony, King Neptune appears to help transition younger sailors from the status of "slimy pollywog" (those who have never crossed the equator) to that of honorable _____ (those who have crossed the equator and paid proper respect to Neptune). Fill in the blank.