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Term Newfie: Newfoundland-Related Books and Twitter Account

term newfie: The Twitter account for CNN's Parts Unknown used the term Newfie in a now-deleted tweet promoting this Sunday's hotly anticipated episode on Newfoundland and Labrador, according to CTV. The official Parts Unknown account shared an article with Newfoundland-related books and local slang, saying Embrace the Newfies as they are. ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show has apologized for calling Newfoundlanders by a diminutive nickname many find offensive. Users were quick to jump on the use of a term that's considered derogatory, with origins implying Newfoundlanders are unintelligent and lazy. Ah, you had me until you called me a Newfie. One man tweeted that a fair portion of Newfoundlanders find the term 'Newfie' offensive and said it was hard to understand why they used it in an otherwise excellent article. ( As reported in the news.