Monday, February 11, 2008

February's Newfoundlandisms

Here is this month's entry for Newfoundland phrases:

"Done it brown" You overdid something, the allusion is to burnt bread.

"Don't cut tails" Don't be too particular. Fish tails were cut as a mark.


Karen said...

I've never heard these expressions before, have you? Do you use them?

Jo said...

I've never heard these before either. Could be because I'm a 'townie' but Karen isnt. Very interesting.

nadinebc said...

I have heard them both back home. Not often, and usually by older folk.