Unique slang occuring on the island of Newfoundland. Newfoundland is a large island off of the East Coast of Canada, and it is a part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The people living there have predominantly English and Irish roots, which, when mixed with the historic isolation, particularly that of outport communities, has resulted in a rather uniqe dialect. There are slang phrases used in Newfoundland which one is unlikely to find elsewhere.
"Cheryl found Cecil hard to understand because he often used Newfoundland slang."
Some examples of Slang:
"Yes b'y!" This is used as a response to indicate agreement, surprise, even disbelief depending on tone.
"What you goin' at?" Basically, this means "What are
"Right crooked" If someone is "right crooked," then they are very cranky.
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