A Job to Say: Newfoundland and Labrador Expressions

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Nothing gives your identity away quicker than a turn of phrase—especially one greeted by a quizzical pause or a knowing nod. This province is famous for expressions that are puzzling to people “from away.” Many have  roots in English and Irish homelands, others are tied to Newfoundland and Labrador ways of life. But it’s “a job to say” where all their origins lie.  This light-hearted exhibition explores 14 of our favourites through artifacts and archival images and documents.