My Father’s side and my partner and his family are from Newfoundland, Canada. Correction from earlier post: Michael, who was born in the province unlike my Ontario self, tells me that the CORRECT way to pronounce it is New-fund-land. All those people that are walking around saying New-found-land are wrong and just not being corrected! I have always said it right so yay me! It’s also actually called Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
I have never been to Newfoundland. It is on my list of places to go since that is where my family is from. Newfoundland is an amazing place!
Here’s one of the province’s many great tourism ads!
WhenI first say these ads I was like “Whoa! Where in Europe is this! I want to go!” And then I see at the end that it’s in my own country and it’s where my family is from! It’s beautiful!
One more fun thing about Newfoundland and Labrador is that they have their own dog!
These dogs are massive! They originally were breed to work with the fisherman so they are great swimmers and have the ability to be trained as water rescue dogs! All in all they are a good family dog but I’m sure grooming them is a nightmare!
Ok, so why I originally wanted to post about Newfoundland was because I’m kind of sad today and Newfoundland has a lot of amusing places! When I was in Nova Scotia last Christmas with Michael’s family one of his presents was wrapped in paper that had all the towns and cities of Newfoundland on it. Some of these names are so strange and/or so hilarious!
Come by Chance (population 247)
Cow Head (population 475)
Cupids (population 761)
Dildo (population 24,671)
Happy Adventure (population 219)
Happy Valley- Goose Bay (population 7, 552)
Heart’s Content (population 375)
Heart’s Delight- Islington (population 704)
Heart’s Desire (population 223)
Lawn (population 672)
Leading Tickles (population 337)
Tilting (population 204)
And those are just the ones that I found amusing. I know some are probably missing from the list because Dildo, Newfoundland was but I already knew about it.
I hope some of those made you giggle! They made me giggle!