Dictonary of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Dictonary of Newfoundland and Labrador

Dictonary of Newfoundland and Labrador



A Unique Collection of Language and Lore

By Ron Young


"A wonderful educational tool for travellers and students to learn about our cultural evolution..."

Melanie Martin, Historian and Vice President of the Newfoundland Historical Society

It has taken a decade to compile this incredible collection of language and folklore. This unique reference book combines definitions with illustrations, pronounciations and clever turns of phrases that reflect the colour and rhythm of the style of English commonly used in this province. The author, Ron Young, designed this to be much more than a dictionary - it is a guide to understanding the language and the people of England's oldest colony. In total the Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador contains all this and more:

  • 3496 words, meanings, pronounciations and possible origins
  • 564 sayings and expressions
  • a guide to celebrations, customs and holidays
  • folklore, including local cures and omens
  • weatherlore
  • the story behind the discovery and settlement of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 72 articles describing the traditional way of life
  • a brief history of 101 places in the province, including pronunciations of their colourful names