Who are you calling a Newfie?

More accurately, who called whom a Newfie? Why, CBC News Online did. Briefly. In the context of an aphasia patient who suddenly started speaking with a Newfoundland accent. (It’s purely apocryphal – there’s barely a detectable accent and it sure doesn’t sound like a Newfoundlander’s.)

CBC had posted then pulled the story… and it reappeared with a new filename that was less controversial.

Original: cbc.ca/health/story/2008/07/02/
newfie-stroke.html

Re-post: cbc.ca/health/story/2008/07/03/
stroke-accent.html

Pull this kind of shit on Great Big Sea and they’ll walk offstage in a huff and keep your money.

I keep telling people that slugs matter online, but nobody ever believes me. (And now I’m stuck using a platform that doesn’t let me write my own slugs. After only two weeks’ use, I can assure you Blogger sucks.)

1 comment

  1. Anonymous
    Posted August 1, 2008 at 11:03 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Er, you keep telling whom (sic) that slugs matter online?

    Besides, doesn’t the fact that they changed the filename prove that they think it matters, too?


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