Who Knit You? – Newfoundland and Labrador Language Lessons


Who knit you? Well now that’s – that’s a
term that’s used by the locals here to ask the question “Where you’re from?”
or “Who are your parents?” You usually get the question when you’ve
done something really good or something really foolish and someone will, in
response, say: who knit you? When I was in grade six
I accidentally fell in St. John’s harbour. This was in March, myself and a buddy,
we were jumping aboard a boat and back on the wharf, and then the wind just came and shifted the boat just as I was to make to leap on the boat. And I went down… right into the water.
And there just happened to be a longshoreman there at the time, and he
reached down, he pulled me out, and gave me a kick in the backside,
and said “Get home to whoever knit ya'”.

3 thoughts on “Who Knit You? – Newfoundland and Labrador Language Lessons

  • I never wanted these to end. Seriously. I found them on the Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism site, and I just clicked and clicked until they ran out. All the speakers were charming, but the totally awesome red-bearded dude gets my top vote for what to get up to when the weather's not fit. I know, I'm shockin' !

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