Well, I’ve been accused of having a hypertrophied proboscis, especially by some anti-Semites who delight in that sort of thing, but I’m pleased that there’s a landmark in Newfoundland named after my schnoz. It’s part of a series of colorful place names in Newfoundland and Labrador (series list here). Here’s the notes on “Jerrys nose” (note that the link has an apostrophe):
Around here, there are hundreds of places and thousands of stories. There are many peculiarities surrounding Jerrys Nose – the lack of an apostrophe and the absence of anyone named Jerry are just the beginning. But there’s a beauty about this place that can’t be contained by punctuation. So how did it come by such a distinct name? Our friend Fred has a theory.
This year Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism launched “Place Names”. Supported by TV, digital, newspaper, and social media advertising, a series of digital vignettes – eight (8) in total – begins to tell the story of our colourful place names – engaging the target audience and differentiating the province once again as a tourism destination.
Filmed in 2014, the eight digital videos are categorized into different quirky themes: Love, People (Anatomy), Food, and Off-Kilter.