A term used maliciously by stuck-up, arrogant, ingnorant jerks from the South and West Sides of Springfield, Illinois to describe their stereotyped veiw of residents of the Northend. Generally, the term is not true. The term stems from the fact that the people on the South and West Sides are GENERALY stuck-up, conceded rich bastards and trust-fund babies (or about as close as they can get in Springfield)and they wish to be-little those that don't have as much money as they do. The reasoning (in my opinion) for this name-calling is because the so-called NEWTS don't seem to care that the Southenders and West Siders are more affluent and well-off financially.
The term NEWT is usually meant to be offensive but many North Enders ussually laugh off or ignore the term, some acctully embrace the term.
There is also a term for West Enders: WEB, or West End Bitch/Bastard
a word that originates in Springfield Illinois describing the people who reside on the north side of town, went to Lanphier high school, and are uneducated, dimwitted, nascar watching dirtbags. North End White Trash
NOT a lizard. Not even a reptile. In fact, it is a mostly aquatic amphibian closely related to salamanders and axolotls. Newts are predatory and like to eat aquatic worms, that can be ordered from Carolina Biological Supply (for you biologists out there.) A newt hatches from the egg with gills, but metamorphoses within the first few months of its life. Once a newt has metamorphosed, it may come out on land, but often will spend most of its time in the water. This depends on the species.