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The Newfoundland Tongue
By Nellie P. Strowbridge

The Newfoundland Tongue By Nellie P. Strowbridge

Format: Paperback, 267 pages
Pub Date: April 2008
ISBN-10: 1-897317-23-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-897317-23-5

Price: CDN$19.95

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Book Description
You think you’ve heard everything about Newfoundland and Labrador, but . . .

Have you had a meal of padre?

Have you ever seen a shalandi?

Have you heard of basket soup?

Would you find the term dry dough offensive?

You’ve tried figgy duff, but have you eaten cod sounds?

Work your tongue through conversational one-liners and much more! The Newfoundland Tongue By Nellie P. Strowbridge is a tribute to Newfoundland’s unique culture and way of life. It explores the province’s history and folklore, placing a particular emphasis on traditional language, speech, expressions, and dialect. Read, and experience Newfoundland’s Old English and Irish roots as they come to the fore!

About the Author
Nellie P. Strowbridge is one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most beloved and prolific writers. She is the winner of provincial and national awards, and has been published nationally and internationally. Her work is capsuled in The National Archives (Canada’s Stamp of Approval Award) and has been studied in schools and universities as far away as Belarus.

Strowbridge, a former columnist, editorial writer, and essayist, has been Writer in the Library, a mentor to young writers, and an adjudicator in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards. She has held school workshops and hosted Gabfest for International Women’s Day in Cobh, Ireland, where she was Writer-in-Residence. The Canadian Embassy in Dublin also sponsored a reading and a reception for her.

The author is a member of The Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Writers’ Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets, Page One, and The Newspaper Institute of America.

Strowbridge’s production line includes two grandsons, Nicholas and Joshua, and one granddaughter, Miya. Strowbridge is currently working on a new novel.

Other Books By Nellie P. Strowbridge:

Far From Home: Dr. Grenfell's Little Orphan
The Gift of Christmas


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