The so-called "Newfie Joke" is a part of Canadian culture woven into the natural fabric from coast to coast. The diaspora of Newfoundlanders across the country and their good-hearted ability to laugh at themselves have contributed to this phenomenon. This book celebrates the fine, funny tradition of the Newfie joke, ably abetted by an author who herself hails from none other than Dildo, Newfoundland.
A Canadian province since 1949, Newfoundland has developed a culture and a humour all its own. True testimony to their admirable ability to enjoy the lighter side of life, Newfies are suspected of having made up the best of these jokes:
Q: If there are two Santa Clauses standing on a roof, how do you tell which one is the Newfoundlander?
A: Heís the one holding the Easter basket.
Q: Why arenít Newfies duck hunting anymore?
A: Because they couldnít throw their dogs high enough.
A Newfie calls the RCMP and tells them his neighbour Billy Bob is hiding marijuana in his firewood. The next day the RCMP descend on Billy Bobís house and search the shed where the firewood is kept. They bust open every piece of firewood, but find no marijuana. They apologize to Billy Bob and leave. The phone rings at Billy Bobís:
"Hey Billy Bob, did the RCMP come to your house?"
"Did they chop all your firewood?"
"Happy Birthday, buddy!"
Q: Did you hear about the war between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia?
A: The Newfies were lobbing hand grenades; the Nova Scotians were pulling the pins and throwing them back.
And so many moreÖ