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GUEST,Brian Lyr Req/Add: Out from St. Leonards (O'Driscoll)^^ (22) RE: Req/ADD: Out from St. Leonards^^ 10 Jul 10


Pascal,
It is a turn of phrase, used to reinforce the idea that relocation was undertaken against the will of the relocated people. To demonstrate the strength of their convictions against relocation, the preference would be to go to war: It does not refer to an actual war, though the obvious allusion in Newfoundland culture is to the battles of the first world war (Gallipoli, the Somme) where the loss of Newfoundlanders was extremely high. A similar phrase would be "I'd rather die!".


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