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    Default Don't You Wish You Were A Newfie Too?

    I am 100% True Blue West Coaster, however.....


    For those of you that have suspected .. and those that have always known.



    I'm sure you know some folk that you can impress with all this great knowledge! If you're a Newfie, you should be proud! If you aren't a Newfie.....I bet you wish you were!

    Here are a few tidbits of information that you may never have known before:


    WE WERE. . . . .

    The first province to respond to Titanic distress signal

    The first to vaccinate for smallpox

    The first to host a transatlantic flight

    The first to have wireless communication in the world

    The first place to discover proof of the theory of continental drift





    WE HAVE. . . .

    The oldest street in North America

    The oldest city in North America

    The oldest rock in the world

    The oldest continuous sporting event (Regatta Day rules! ) #

    The largest university in Atlantic Canada

    ~ the most pubs per square foot in Canada (George Street) #

    ~ the longest running radio program in North America

    ~ caught the world's largest invertebrate (giant squid)





    WE ARE. . . . . .

    ~ the funniest people in Canada (ask anybody)

    ~ the sexiest people in Canada (MacLean's magazine survey)

    ~ the only Province that has four identifiable flags

    ~ the only Province able to land the space shuttle (Stephenville)

    ~ the most giving people in Canada (Stats Canada)

    ~ the most sexually active people in all of Canada (what else are we gonna
    do!!)


    A NEWFOUNDLANDER. . . . .

    ~ built the world's first artificial ice arena

    ~ invented the gas mask

    ~ was once governor of northern Rhodesia

    ~ was with Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg





    WE ARE THE ONLY PROVINCE TO HAVE IT'S OWN. . . . . . . .

    ~ encyclopedia

    ~ dictionary

    ~ pony

    ~ dogs

    ~ cultural publication





    By reading this, you now know more about Newfoundland than. . well, almost
    everyone! Let all your friends and let them know what a great place the Rock really is! If you are a proud Newfie. . . you will definitely send this along to others . . and if you are not a Newfie. . . you would probably wish you were!


    This of course came from a HomeGrown Newfoundlander - naturally

    **poster note: I can neither confirm nor deny the accuracy of the above statements. Although I am pretty sure that the bragging rights on the number of pubs per square foot is accurate.
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    Another reason to be a proud "Newfie"....
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    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    For the other Newfie lovers....
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    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Newfies are Cape Bretoners who could'nt afford the boat...Thats all..
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33
    Newfies are Cape Bretoners who could'nt afford the boat...Thats all..

    HAHAHAHAAAA a work-mate here is a Caper too. My Boss is from somewhere up that way too.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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    Aren't the Newfies the ones that stepped up to the plate and took all of those people into their homes on 9-11. What these people did the day of and following days will never be forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterboy1
    Aren't the Newfies the ones that stepped up to the plate and took all of those people into their homes on 9-11. What these people did the day of and following days will never be forgotten.

    THATS AFFIRMATIVE. They opened the airfields and their homes during that time.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    I thought that St Augustine Fl was the oldest city in North America,being founded by the Spanish in the 1400s.But I learned that from a leading Petty Officer from there right at eval time so he could have hadan undue influence on my thinking at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7
    HAHAHAHAAAA a work-mate here is a Caper too. My Boss is from somewhere up that way too.
    We're the best kind..Not that I'm biased or nothing..
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33
    Newfies are Cape Bretoners who could'nt afford the boat...Thats all..
    LMAO

    Visited Grand Banks once on a research boat I was on, beautiful place, nice people. Spent a week sailing in one of the fjords (Bay D'Espare ??), amazing scenery, waterfalls everywhere. We climbed the one behind me in the pic.

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