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A person from Newfoundland.‘Ontarians, along with Newfies and folks from the Northwest Territories’
- ‘Plus, David's a Newfie, so he can be funny and sad, poignant and hilarious, all at the same time.’
- ‘‘You pursue the following rule’, explained a British seaman who had watched the Newfies at work: ‘You drive, knock and shove the poor Penguins in heaps!’’
- ‘We've all heard of the tradition of kissing of the cod and becoming an honorary Newfie.’
- ‘Dammit, I live with a Newfie and he makes British jokes all of the time.’
- ‘The Newfies say they want to control their own fish.’
- ‘If you have the gumption to challenge him to a drinking contest, this Newfie is guaranteed to do a gumboot on your back before you can say Extra Old Stock.’
- ‘I do tend to see things in a different light, so don't dismiss fishing as a sport for rednecks and Newfies.’
- ‘The term refers to the true nature of Newfies who tend to do things - well, a bit differently.’
- ‘Those Newfies really know sophistication, don't they?’
- ‘There were hot and cold running women, and I remember the Newfies were just as tough and mean as everyone else.’
- ‘Even the jokes about Newfies aren't unique, if one replaces Newfoundland with Norfolk, Shetland, Kerry, Tasmania or Arkansas.’
- ‘Jokes about Newfies gave way to jokes by Newfies, revealing a sense of humour so sharp that This Hour Has 22 Minutes is recognized as the official opposition.’
- ‘After an interesting encounter in the bathroom with a drunken Newfie, the four of us decided to call it a night.’
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