Talk:Newfoundland and Labrador

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Way Office?[edit]

Several Newfoundland articles mention a Way Office and Way Master, but there is nothing to explain what this is. Maybe someone should do an article (?)Benjamin Trovato (talk) 02:18, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

I think it's just a post office. Newfoundlander&Labradorian (talk) 02:22, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Newfoundland is a disambiguation page. You've got to be kidding.[edit]

The word 'Newfoundland' is primarily and international known as, well, Newfoundland. You know, Canada, potatoes, being short of cash, spending most of your time at a kitchen table. Shouldn't a search land here, with a hatnote to the dab page? I'm just off to bed, and not too swift at the best of times. Am I missing something obvious? Anna Frodesiak (talk) 15:13, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

First English Colony?[edit]

This article says Newfoundland was established as the first English colony in the new world in 1610. The article on Virginia says it was first and was established in 1607. Michaelcarraher (talk) 23:59, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

If I remember correctly, Virginia is the first permanent colony, because of its climate. Newfoundland is older, but was too cold for settlers year round. Fishermen would come, live, dry their cod, then go back before the winter got too nasty.
A seasonal colony, in other words.
There are also those theories that fishermen were on the Grand Banks before 1492 but weren't talking about it because that was a valuable trade secret, but that is not normally apropos to this particular quibble.
Varlaam (talk) 03:48, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Reordering[edit]

I have ordered and grouped the sections in a way that seems consistent with a majority of the Province articles. I intend to do the same with the other 9 plus territories unless someone disputes this. Verne Equinox (talk) 00:03, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation problem[edit]

I'm afraid the pronunciation given for Newfoundland is wrong, based on Howjsay.com. The stress should be on the first syllable, and the /aʊ/ is out of place (in the recording, it sounds like /ʊ/). What do you think? Should it be corrected? Adam78 (talk) 10:36, 9 May 2012 (UTC)

I see that the /aʊ/ has already been changed into /ʊ/, but as for the stress, I think you're absolutely right and, moreover, the stress in Labrador should be on the first syllable as well. Collideascope (talk) 15:48, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

POV in History[edit]

There is a lot of insinuation in the history section that the UK maneuvered Newfoundland into an unwanted confederation with Canada. This seems to depart from Neutral POV. We see this also in Hawaii/US, which has considerably greater justification. Dfoofnik (talk) 19:59, 7 March 2014 (UTC)