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  • Nature Guy
    May 24, 2011 - 16:59

    John, couldn't agree with you more. I hate the term, and consider it just another way for Canadians to degrade this incredible and diverse island. What I hate even more is when Newfoundlander's use it themselves.

  • John Carrick Greene
    May 20, 2011 - 09:47

    I have always resented the nickname "The Rock" for Newfoundland. And there are three reasons why. First, because it presents a false image of Newfoundland which is covered with immense forests and a huge variety of breathtaking scenery. The second reason is that it's a relatively new cognomen and has no history to it. In all my life I never knew of any tradition relating to Newfoundland as "The Rock" . In fact the first time I heard was on "Front Page Challenge" when the ignorant Gordon Sinclair referred to it contemptuously as "The Rock". Thirdly, "The Rock" is a name that was invented by mainlanders. It is not of local origin.