Thursday, August 16, 2007

One of my Favourite Newfoundlandisms

Here is a new feature for the blog: "Favourite Newfoundlandisms"

Today's winner is:

"I am so hungry, I could eat the arse off a low flying duck"

What are some of your favourite Newfoundland quotes or popular sayings?

7 comments:

Steve said...

Well, of course, there's Oh Me Nerves!.

However, here's another. I don't know if it is specific to Nfld, but I have only ever heard it there.

"I'm sweatin' like a hen haulin' wood!"

Sue said...

More brains in a can of rabbit...

Bas's old saying and one of my favorites...

Shelby said...

That's too funny :)

jody said...

"The fish is eating the rocks" is, of course, an old one that is longer used much, unfortunately.

I previously posted about Sandra’s Newfoundland Sayings, which contains lots of sayings.

Anonymous said...

What about "I'm so hungry I could eat the leg off the lamb of God?"

nadinebc said...

All of those are good! Thanks everyone!

Beth Downey Sawatzky said...

My favourite at home is "a smack in the gob wi' a glammy mawler." but when I'm talking to folks not from Newfoundland, I like to ask them if they can puzzle out the meaning of "What's after happening now?"

For a good sense of the reaction, check out Alan Hawco on Strombo "How to Talk Like a Newfoundlander"

Hilarious.