Newfoundland was the first British colony in North America (1583) and remained in this status until 1949, when it became part of Canada. Hence, its speech is very conservative even in American eyes and quite different from other varieties of English. Newfies , as they are commonly called, often use me instead of I, e.g. me goes shopping (Bentfeld, 1991: 96). Their dialect is rhotic and the only one dropping the h's among all the dialects of North America (Wells, 1982b: 501). To notice also the treatment of the th's that become dental plosives or even [f, v]. The vowel of but is an open o, l is always clear (!) and the most i-containing diphthongs take schwa as their first part. There are a lot of special words, too, that are widely used, so in the 10th Canadian province, tourists will need the Newfie-English dictionary (Bentfield, 1991: 96).