People in Saskatchewan (where I am) pronounce it New-Found-Land. However newfies pronounce it New-Fund-L'nd. This is partially because its full of drunk irish/scottish inbreds (j/k). Seriously, its pronounced differently there because of their accents. You'll also notice everyone there pronounce their "r"'s really hard (k-air instead of car).
As a Newfie myself, I'm extremely offended by this. For one, it's more like Newf-in-land. Second, I have never heard ANYONE prounce car "k-air". I don't think you were in Newfoundland if they pronounced it like that.
I moved to Toronto for school this year. Everyone has this impression that we all have crazy accents. But I don't, and most people don't have the accent that we're stereotyped to have. Everyone I met said "You don't sound like you're from New-FOUND-land". I'd correct their pronunciation and then proceed to explain that only small outport communities have any accent at all. It's not the accent that causes us to pronounce it "wrong". It's the way it's pronounced. I don't know where you're getting your information.
why can't you just speak normal englsh like the rest of the world??!!
1) We do speak normal English. We just have our own slang terms, and some of us have a bit of an accent, just like ANY OTHER ENGLISH SPEAKING COMMUNITY. West Coast Americans, Southerners, and then East Coast Americans all have their own dialects and say things that are specific to their area.
2) The rest of the world doesn't speak English. There are a lot of other languages out there, if you hadn't noticed.
Cause then it'd be a boring world.....plus we'd have no one to make fun of
Hope you know we make fun of Mainlanders too. How's that for a "stupid Newf".