Ok, so here goes.

Maybe you saw that the Simpsons made a joke about “newfies” on a recent episode. Maybe you saw some people (me included) tweeting mad about this week’s episode of Canadaland Short Cuts, where Jesse Brown laughed off the outrage and said some deeply offensive stuff.

A couple friends who saw the tweets asked me about it, because they know I lived in Newfoundland and Labrador for nearly 10 years. A lot of people in Canada do not understand that “newfie” is a deeply offensive term, or they don’t understand why.

So I started writing something to…

James McLeod

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