CBC's Vik Adhopia looks at the evolution of the Dictionary of Newfoundland English, which hit bookstores across Canada thirty years ago this month.

The now 700-page tome catalogues words unique to the province, such as "sleeveen" (a rogue, rascal) and "scrunchions" — which according to the dictionary are remnants of food or a feast, scraps, bits of broken meat or even "refuse of any kind."

Decades of research, including thousands of hours of interviews with Newfoundlanders, went into creating the guide.

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