Thursday, November 6, 2008

NEWFOUNDLAND

Okay, time for an update from the rock.

- I went to the BIGGEST DOLLARAMA EVER. It's like a dollarama superstore. Possibly the cost-co of all dollar stores. I bought a cute notebook, a pen, and an address book with a 30's style airplane on it. I will probably return before I leave. let's be honest.

- Adam's house is adorable and his roommates are awesome. Its a very cozy house. Adam's parents are visiting and they are EXACTLY like him. He calls them "mudder and fadder". So newf. His mom smokes weed and is a hoot. But she isn't like a sketchy crack head mom, she is more like "Adam roll a joint for me before i do the dishes". Sounds familiar. I love her. Tonight is chilli night and last night adam's roommate Brent made some wicked veggie stir fry and salad for all 6 of us. Everyone in Newfoundland is so accommodating. I love it.

-I've noticed that a lot of girls here dress in clothing strategically designed around their tattoos. Lots of cut-outs. I dunno, it's pretty try-hard if you ask me but in contrast to that i must say that their are A LOT of pretty girls here. There were actually 2 girls at adam's show last night that looked like they were from the hills. Impressive outfits i must say. I also saw the NFLD version of Dougie. so bizarre.

- I can't understand what half of the locals are saying, but I like em'. I have learned some new terms such as "pinner", which means wuss.

"Ah, he's being a pinner." or maybe its "ah, he's bein' pinner." you get it.

Here are some more Newfie expressions I have been hearing on a frequent basis, courtesy of wickipedia:

Eh b'y?: How's it going?

Where ya to?: Where are you?

Stay where you're to till I comes where you're at.: "Wait there for me."

Get on the go: "Let's go" (also, a common euphemism for partying, on the go by itself can also refer to a relationship- similar to a dating stage, but more hazy.)

You knows yourself: Responding to statement in agreement.

Yes b'y: Expression of awe or disbelief

What are ye at?: "What are you doing?"

Wha?: A general expression meaning, "what?" The length of the vowel sound varies.

Luh!: this is used to draw attention to something or someone, often by pointing. It is a variant of "Lo!" or "Look!"

Go a'way b'y!: meaning, "No, really?" or "Are you joking?"




I am serious. None of these phrases were new to me. They all speak like that.

anyways more update later. xo

3 comments:

Eleanor Magpie said...

Wow....I would pay to hear people speak like that. Though I would be saying 'Pardon?', a lot.

Lynn said...

Oh, honey, my dear you, I wish I could hear you speak newfie to me. Also, I wish you were here. Really, just like a postcard says, I wish you were here.

Andrew said...

I want to go to newfoundland this summer and walk along the coast.