What are some old Newfoundland sayings?

What are some old Newfoundland sayings?

For those of us who are come-from-aways, here’s a quick guide to some common Newfoundland phrases.

  • “Whadda y’at?”
  • “Where y’ longs to?”
  • “Who knit ya?”
  • “I’m gutfounded. Fire up a scoff.”
  • “Long may your big jib draw.”
  • “Stay where you’re to ’til I comes where you’re at.”
  • “It’s a mausey/mauzy day.”

How do you say goodbye in Newfie?

Idn’t dat fulish bye – (Isn’t that foolish…and of course we Newfies say bye at the end of many phrases, instead of the eh associated with Canadians!) Shockin’ that is, shockin – (This should not need too much explaining…it’s shocking!)

What does B y’mean in Newfoundland?

Yes boy
Yes, b’y: Yes boy. It is an expression of awe or disbelief. Also commonly used sarcastically to mean yeah right. It is similar to “eh, b’y.”

What does whatta ya at mean?

Though this literally means “what are you doing?”, in common usage, it is just a greeting, like saying “hi”. The response that you would most likely hear given to this greeting would be “this is it”, referring to whatever it is the respondent is doing at that moment.

Are there any Funny Drinking quotes or sayings?

So, if you’re looking to get buzzed with a little drinking humor, you’ve come to the right place. These quotes will remind you of what it’s like to get tipsy and the embarrassment of having a little too much. We’ve all been there and endured a wild night or two fueled by alcohol.

Is it offensive to say newfie in Newfoundland?

Don’t use the term ‘Newfie’. For some, it’s offensive no matter what. For others, it all depends on who’s saying it and how. So when you want to refer to the people live on this rock in the North Atlantic, they’re Newfoundlanders.

What are some common phrases used on Newfinese?

Though you should be able to understand the accent fairly easily, the odd grammar and alien words and phrases in common use on the island may leave you shaking your head or staring in blank incomprehension at the speaker. “Ow’s she cuttin’, me cocky?” – How are you, my friend? “Best kind, b’y. Ow’s she gettin’ on?” – I’m feeling great.

Can you put a drinking quote on a glass?

If you like these you can get some of them engraved on your own Drinking Quotes Beer Mug, Pilsner Glasses, Pint Glasses, Pitcher or Beer Mug and Pitcher Set. “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink.