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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Now with angst
So who went and pissed off Great Big Sea? Well, everybody apparently.
Much pissing and moaning, including this soon-to-be-classic comment concering use of the term "Newfie" to describe our friends from Newfoundland:
"That's a derogatory term... like 'nigger.'"
No doubt, somewhere a Phd student at a small liberal arts college along the Eastern seaboard is already four pages in to an essay comparing the experience of Newfoundlanders in Atlantic Canada to African-Americans in the Deep South.

(Note: I checked. And Mr. Great Big Sea is right. Or so says this. Other slurs to be avoided: Seinfeld, Terrence and, uh, Canadian?)

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