Not Fit — Newfoundland and Labrador Language Lessons


When you hear somebody say “not fit” and they’re talking about the weather, they generally mean the weather is really, really bad. Not just normal bad, but exceptionally bad. High wind and rain, would be not fit. Just raining? That’s just rain. One of the small joys in my life is when the weather is not fit, and a good movie comes on TV. When those two things go together, that’s magic. Hit the couch, cozy blanket, jogging pants, that’s really something. That’s gonna be a good day right there. If you find yourself in the province on a day when the weather is not fit, it’s a good time to do some inside things. Go visit somebody. Go to a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try. Go to a movie. Inside is best when it’s not fit.

7 thoughts on “Not Fit — Newfoundland and Labrador Language Lessons

  • I like how he says 'jogging pants' instead of 'sweat pants'. I think in most parts of Canada the latter is used. I also must say I'm disappointed he used the term 'couch' instead of 'chesterfield'. I for one would like to see Canadians bring back this word. Technically a chesterfield is a style of couch in which the arms are the same height as the back, but sadly this is lost on most young Canadians. 

  • "Not fit for a dog" or not fit for man nor beast"…lol. I've heard it used to describe all sorts of things that ended up disappointing, like a bad batch of tea buns or bread (though I have to say my mom rarely ever made bread that "wasn't fit"….lol. It could be used for anything, but mostly about he weather back home because well, our weather is often "not fit". I've also heard it used to descibe people, a bad perm (now that shows my age), or one of those off times that tou get a bucket of salt meat that was mostly "slubby". Lol, love every usage and would love to hear all these sayings every day but I married a mainlander so that's a no-go…haha

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