Do you believe the term “Newfie”  is demeaning and
derogatory to the people of Newfoundland, Canada?

Take this  “Newfie”  Term Survey  (25k - PowerPoint File)




We've recently had one reader suggest that we remove our “Newfie” section as
being 'derogatory and demeaning' to Newfoundlanders...
He quoted a Wikipedia reference to back up his claim,
yet we're not referring to 'Newf' but 'Newfie'...

Is this a
Mainlander vs. “Newfoundlander” problem?
Q: What is black and blue and lying in a ditch?
A: A mainlander who tells Newfie jokes.


Do you care, or do you just see the term as a form of humour and NOT
a slander of Newfoundland people at all?
i.e. Newfie Hi-Tech Phone - Cell & Camera Combo

To quote a Newfoundland internet site:
Newfoundlanders love their humor, and Newfies are very well known as being a joyful breed of people.
Years ago, Mainlanders were all swept up in a funny craze that swept across Canada – Newfie Jokes.
Some Mainlanders memorized these jokes in the hopes of one day actually meeting a Newfie
so they could tell them that Newfie joke.
Other Mainlanders tried to use the jokes in an attempt to insult Newfoundlanders.
However, the joke was on them.
We can laugh at ourselves and, unknown to most Mainlanders,
the Newfie jokes they loved so much were actually written and published in Newfoundland.



We'd like to ask you, our readers, as to what you think about the term “Newfie”...

Take this Newfie Term Survey,
And give us an idea about what we should do...
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... or just plain enjoy our  Newfie Section  joe-ks, eh...



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