"Watchable wildlife" & ethnic jokes

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Jun 24 18:57:01 UTC 2002

In a message dated 6/24/2002 10:25:53 AM, george.thompson at NYU.EDU writes:

<< a few years ago I
bought a book called "Newfie Jokes", based on the stupidity of people
from Newfoundland.  Presumably this stereotype is widespread in the
rest of Canada?   >>

Ruth King has done some work on the use of the term NEWFIE as a regional
slur. she claims that people are generally highly offended by the term.

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