“Old Sayings”…

“There’s no back doors about him” – He is outspoken.

“You got’er scald” –  You have things just like you want them.

How’s yer boots? – (How are you?) – [Note: This is my own personal creation]

A Newfoundlander giving advice on picking blueberries: “Don’t pick the red ones, they’re green.” – (green meaning not ripe.)

Owshegettinonb’ys – (How is she getting on…or how is she doing?)

About Live Rural NL

I am a youth living in rural Newfoundland & Labrador that will share stories of culture, tradition, heritage, business, travel, geography and other posts relating to any rural. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce Hons. (Coop) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador. I currently live and work on the Great Northern Peninsula, where I was born and raised. However, I have lived and worked internationally and travelled to more than 70 countries around the globe. On October 11, 2011 I was elected the youngest Member to Represent the people of the Straits -White Bay North in the Provincial Legislature of Newfoundland & Labrador.

Posted on December 17, 2010, in Community Economic Development. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. you didn’t create “how’s yer boots”


    • I’m glad someone else uses it as well. Lately, I heard it in a buddy wazisname song “Is you ‘appy?” Although, wherever I use this expression, no one seems to understand what I am asking.

  2. It’s also used more frequently in their song “Gas ‘N Oil” from 1986.
    Sometimes these things seep into the back of our heads, til you forget where they came from!

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