Does anyone else think the dialect of Newfoundland kind of sounds like Geordie (Newcastle, England)? They both have an Irish/Scottish inflected, blue collar kind of sound to them. Broad speaking Newfoundlanders almost sound like they could be Cheryl Cole's cousins or something. The main difference would be that Newfoundland English sounds more rhotic while Geordie is non-rhotic, but other than that they both seem like more informal and old fashioned styles of English. Are there connections between Newfoundland and the Tyneside or are the similarities mostly coincidental or are they not even there at all and I'm just crazy?