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Old 01-20-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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In a small fishing village, a Newfoundlander was walking up the wharf carrying two three-pound live lobsters - one in each hand. It was three weeks after the season closed. Who should he meet at the end of the wharf but the Federal Fisheries Officer who, upon viewing the live and wiggling lobsters, says:

'Well my son I got you this time - with two live lobsters three weeks after the season closed!'

The Newfie says, 'No - my son you are wrong! These are two trained lobsters that I caught two weeks before the season ended.'

The Fisheries Officer says, ' Trained like how?'

'Well my son, each day I takes these two from my house down to the wharf and puts them in the water for a swim. While they swim I sits on the wharf and has me a smoke or two. After about 15 minutes I whistles and up comes me two lobsters, and I takes them home!'

'Likely story', the Fisheries Officer says, 'Lets take them on down the wharf and see if it's true.'

So, the Newfie goes ahead of the Fisheries Officer to the end of the wharf where, under supervision, he gently lowers both lobsters into the water. The Newfie sits on a wharf piling and lights up a smoke, then another!

After about 15 minutes the Fisheries Officer says to the Newfie, 'How about whistling?'

The Newfie says, 'What for?'

The Fisheries Officer says, 'To call in the lobsters'

The Newfie says, 'What lobsters my son?'


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Old 01-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #4
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Do Newfoundlanders say,"my son" a lot?

This story has a lot of variations.

A similar one:

Game Warden goes fishing with man who is rumoured to use dynamite to catch fish.

They get out on the lake and sure enough the guy lights up a stick of dynamite.

The Game Warden starts telling him how he shouldn't be doing that and how he is going to have to arrest him when the guy hands him the lit stick of dynamite and says, "Are you going to sit there jawing or are you going fishing?"
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Do Newfoundlanders say,"my son" a lot?
Some do, it's more of an east coast thing. It's usually more like "me son", NF's say b'y a lot more. They have a very unique dialect.

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