Newfoundland is known for it’s beautiful scenery ~ ocean vistas, small quirky colorful villages, uninhabited wilderness, miles and miles of awe inspiring beauty, whales, icebergs, and puffins to name a few ~ a photographer’s dream!
Newfoundland is also known to have the friendliest people and most hospitable people! They enjoy a good laugh, telling a great tale and are truly interested in where you are from and who you are and want to give you the best Newfoundland Experience possible!
If you are visiting Newfoundland for the first time, one of the 1st things you will notice is the use of Newfoundland Slang across the Island. We have our own sayings that you will find “Only in Newfoundland”. To help you navigate your way around the island, here are some saying that you will hear on a daily basis! Get ready for some amazing yarns (stories) and some amazing memories! Bring an extra memory card for your camera….will will definitely need it!
Ows ya gettin’ on b’y?~ How are you doing? ususually followed by Me Ducky, Me Love, Me Buddy meaning My Friend
Whadda y’at? What are you doing?
Where’s y’long to? Where are you from?
Who owns ya? ~ Who are your parents?
Yes B’y ~ this saying could mean anything ~ No way, Something is hard to believe, that’s good, right on
Long may your big jib draw ~ A good wish for the future
Take a load off ~ Have a seat and relax
Oh me nerves! ~ something / someone is driving you crazy
What Odd’s! ~ who cares
Go on B’y or Go Way B’y ~ Not true / hard to believe
Proper Ting ~ That’s right
Give me a bitta dat Luh ~ I’ve have some of that, usually food.
See ya da once ~ I’ll be right over to see you
Stay where y’re to ’til I comes where y’re at ~ Stay where you are until I get there.
Wadda ya at dere Buddy? ~ What are you doing my friend?
Some Shockin’ good! ~ Delicious!
You’re some crooked – you’re hard to get along with, grouchy
Cookin’ up a scoff ~ cooking food, usually Cod Tongues, Newfoundland Jiggs Dinner, Toutons, Caplin!
Enjoy your time in Newfoundland and “Long May your Big Jib Draw!”
Loving this Life Living “Around the Bay” ~ DD