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A couple of times a year something happens that causes them to shout "Well - the arse is out of her now, me b'y."
Archive 2009-10-01 2009
Newfoundland is thicker ( "t'icker, b'y", as they'd say), and with more Irish Catholic in it.
new game plan 2005
By the by, Scott b'y, if you want to get a decent background on the facts of the offshore, I can easily arrange it for you.
Archive 2006-09-01 Ed Hollett 2006
Often an inquiry wondering how the other person is faring is rendered as "What's goin' on, b'y?"
Christine, are you sure it wasn't "What're ya at, b'y?"
A Caper like myself would be more inclined to ask, "How's she goin', b'y?"
The saints be about us! how iver did I come forninst this say iv wather, just crapin in quiet afther a bit iv sthroll wid Mike Mahoney, me own b'y, that 's to marry me intirely, come Saint Patrick's day nixt. '
"Ah, but he's the dear, blithe, generous-hearted b'y!" she exclaimed, with a warmth of affectionate admiration, as she stood looking after him.
Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir Mary Catherine Crowley
"Yes, mum, I bees the same b'y, surely," replied Dick, with a broad grin that spread over his face from ear to ear.
Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel John B. [Illustrator] Greene
She declared that "the jintleman was like other jintlemen, and barring that he seemed the b'y for the brandy," she saw nothing amiss in him.
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 579, December 8, 1832 Various
chained_bear commented on the word b'y
Newfoundland English for "boy," and spelled apparently phonetically, as in the songs "I'se the B'y" (and others) meaning roughly "I'm the guy."
December 10, 2007