I was born and raised in Placentia, Newfoundland and I now live in the USA. It was during my early days in Glenside, Pennsylvania that this funny thing happened. I was walking down the sidewalk when I heard a loud whistle followed by “Hey, Newfie!” I turned to see a stranger looking in my direction. Surprised by his shout and insulted by the term Newfie being used on me by a stranger, I thought to myself, “How rude!” Just then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a blur of fur approaching and watched it run past me. Then I laughed as I realized the man had been calling to his huge Newfoundland dog!
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Great story and funny too. I am very proud to be called a Newfie. There's nothing like us and I love Newfoundland very much. No matter where you go you are bound to meet a Newfoundlander, isn't it just wonderful.
Dolores Morse (Montgomery, Texas) says:
I am also from Placentia - Point Verde to be exact. Maiden name was Skanes. I now live in Texas but still think of Newfoundland as home.
Bernice Case (Conception Bay South, Newfoundland) says:
Very cute story for sure. Made me laugh! Cheers, Bernice
Herbert Dingwell (45 Caprice Cr London Ontario) says:
I am from Corner Brook originally but while I was stationed in Soest Germany at Fork York one day I was walking across the parade square and someone yelled out hey Newfie. About 2 dozen guys turned around.
torey gravelle (Gambo) says:
im living with 2 newfs thats funny and how would he know your a newfie anyways rofl lol
Anne Dissinger ( Pennsylvania,USA) says:
I think this is funny.I am also from Placentia Bay NL and live in Pennsylvania. I found a stray cat here and I called her Newfie. hehe!!