Nfld. & Labrador·Comedy

Newfoundland English lesson: Do you know what 'babbish' means?

Comedian Paul Warford hits the streets to see if the average Newfoundlander knows what the word "babbish" means.

The Dictionary of Newfoundland English was first published in 1982, and it still has the power to baffle the best of us. 

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador sent comedian Paul Warford to the streets. While he's no expert, he is studying English at Memorial University, so he knows …a few words. 

In the player above, check out the reaction Paul gets from Jesse, Karl, Allan, Courtney and Shelley when he asks them the meaning of the Newfoundland word "babbish." 

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