The approximation of a Newfoundland accent

“Well, Agnis girl, what’ll you ‘ave today?” The waitress beamed at the aunt. “I’ll have the stewed cod, Pearl. Cuppa tea, of course. This here is my nephew, works for the paper.” “Oh yis, I sees him afore. In ‘ere the odder day wit’ Billy. ‘Ad the squidburger.” “That I did,” said Quoyle. “Delicious.” “Skipper Will, y’know, ‘e invented the squidburger. Y’ll ‘ave it today, m’dear?”

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

This is the first true approximation of a thick Newfoundland accent in the book.

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Krista Stevens

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