Baccalà, the fish of italian cuisine
But from dried unsalted cod (stockfish) served on or next to polenta.
In Rome, Baccalà alla Romana, is a dish of deep-fried battered salt-cod, which originary from the traditional cuisine of the Jewish quarter.
Because in the old days, in Italian households, this dried out flattened fish was often used as a paddle for spankings, the term baccala was frequently used as a term for spanking; as in, "You better comport yourself or I'll give you baccala!"Computer Technology Articles, or "You want me to give you baccala?”