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Anyone who lives in Newfoundland knows the name of their province gets butchered quite frequently–especially by non-Canadians. First-timers often refer to it as “New-FOUND-land”, eliciting cringes from locals everywhere.

That’s why so many people from the province are grateful to Mindy Kaling, who recently echoed what residents have been trying to tell people for decades:

Newfoundland clearly took notice, because literally within one hour, Mindy Kaling was trending in Canada:

The gratitude immediately began popping up all over social media, as the entire province breathed a sigh of relief:

Others were simply happy with all the attention Newfoundland was getting:

A company even offered Kaling a trip!

But one person just couldn’t deal:

As happy as we are that the struggle may be over for Newfoundland, people have a tendency to mispronounce place names all over Canada. There’s the classic “Tor-on-toe” (Toronto), or “Mont-real” (Montreal). The problem is so bad, we actually created a guide so that you can never make those mistakes again.

Now if only we could get Kaling to churn out a few more of those tweets…

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