The origins of the term 'Newfie'

Published on May 10, 2018, 3:43 pm

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Is it a slur to call someone from Newfoundland a "newfie"? The word's origins are unclear, but researchers have two theories: It might have been first used in WWII to describe Newfoundland construction workers people felt were lazy Or, it was Newfoundland's first premier who made it famous He was talking about Americans who used it pejoratively NDP leader Tom Mulcair had to apologize in 2015 for using the term "Newfie" Nowadays, "Newfie" continues to be a polarizing term Some locals find it offensive While others find "Newfie" completely acceptable

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