I'm looking for a Newfoundland expression to mean "having a conversation" or "having a chat" or "sharing stories." Do you have a memory of something like "having a yarn" or a similiar expression? Coming out of the Baccalieu Trail Public Folklore workshop, we're going to be developing a series of community gatherings where people can share informal knowledge about the places they live, and I need a name for the series!
Let me know what you think! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post people's suggestions below. If you have something, let me know what community you heard it in, as well.
Some suggestions so far:
chewing the fat
having a natter
a chin wag
"goin' fishin' and tellin' lies"
"My papa says 'we had a good ole yarn' to mean chat, not story. He also calls someone overly talkative - 'ole yawmouth'" - Alison Aylward