Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Thoughts on the term "Newfie"

VOCM Radio has a poll on their website today, asking for input about the term "Newfie" in light of the fact that a Newfie Lane street has been created and named in Nova Scotia. Here is what I had to say:

"While the term may be embraced by some, growing up in Nova Scotia and Ontario, the term was always used in a negative context, falsely implying that all Newfoundlanders were stupid. The 'Newfie Jokes' I heard growing up, were always quite offensive and inaccurate of what I now known Newfoundlanders to be all about."

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