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Flanker’s Newfoundland Dictory has swelled the language

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What does a scuff, a gunny, and the act of  twacking have in common? They are all entries in Garry Cranford’s The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland and a part of our everyday language. Only in Newfoundland and Labrador can your child’s school supplies demand a scribbler. While the birth of a new born baby is welcomed with an upsit cake and not bad like means close resembling. What does Tib’s Eve mean and is it exclusive to Newfoundland and Labrador ? It’s interesting to discover that your everyday vocabulary may not be recognized off the island. Did you know mainlanders call vamps slippers? Or that a streel is not common knowledge outside the province? Or sapping wet is not the…

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