The Toronto Maple Leafs arrived in Newfoundland this September for some pre-season training. The team is spending time in St. John’s before travelling home to the 6ix. In honour of the Toronto Maple Leafs' Newfoundland visit, the team tried to decipher local slang phrases and even took part in the island’s famous screeching tradition.\nThe Leafs posted a video on Monday of players attempting to translate Newfoundland slang into regular phrases. Phrases like “I’m gutfounded fire up a scoff” and “long may your big jib draw,” had the American athletes baffled.\nAlthough most had a sense of humour about it, a number of people claim that the phrases weren't even legit.\nJust saying we don’t say many of these things in every day life lol! But it’s fun to watch you guys try 🤣🤣— RamonaK (@KaylaRamona) September 17, 2019\ni’ve been going there every summer since 2010 and i STILL have no idea what half these sayings mean🤣 my dad is from there but he doesn’t talk like that. well a little when he’s back home but he doesn’t in toronto 😂😂— Asʜʟᴇʏ (@phaneufsgirl3) September 17, 2019\nNo one really says that stuff.... good for a laugh though.— Mike Ward (@mikedaveward) September 17, 2019\nhahaha we don’t use a ton of these much anymore but we definitely do have our own language!!— Kylie Kimberley (@kylie_kimberley) September 17, 2019\nI have lived here for 9 years and have yet to hear most of these sayings. But great video none the less, should have had a Newfoundlander say the sayings though would have made it better— Jeff Stevens (@MedicBurnSide) September 17, 2019\nI never say any of these, some I've never even heard of. This was hilarious, tho. 😋— 𝕷𝖆𝖚𝖗𝖆🥀 (@pinkmagiclala) September 17, 2019\nI don't think I've ever heard anybody back there use those terms, and I'm from the bay haha... 🤷🏻♂️— Richard Brown (@RichardBrown7) September 17, 2019\nThese guys would not have done well at Newfie trivia night @olauson23 @Bar_Down_Bill @Ewhite709 @smitty_liam— AshMac (@ash_gmac) September 16, 2019\nOthers couldn't help but chip in with their corrections.\nIt’s not “gut founded” it’s “ gut foundered”— Carolyn (@littlecarolyn45) September 16, 2019\nShould’ve used “how you gon do nar ting if you got nar ting to do nar ting wit”— Cory Brake (@Brakey709) September 16, 2019\nThey may not be experts in local slang, but it's clear the team has done their best to do as the Newfoundlanders do during their visit. Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly, Tyson Barrie, and Frederik Andersen, in particular, went above and beyond on Saturday.\nThe group volunteered to go to the famous George Street bar in St. John’s to get themselves “screeched in." A process that involves eating bologna, taking a shot of Screech (local rum), and kissing a cod.\nView this post on Instagram Welcome to the Royal Order of Newfoundland Screechers, b’ys! A post shared by Toronto Maple Leafs (@mapleleafs) on Sep 14, 2019 at 4:27pm PDT\nAt the end of the ceremony, the four Leafs were declared Newfoundlanders, which is pretty heartwarming. Let’s just hope that the fact that they kissed a fish on the mouth for the people of St. John’s gets them a pass on the wonky slang.\nAccording to The Toronto Star, other members of the team took a tour of St. John’s Harbour, climbed Signal Hill, golfed and went for a helicopter tour. A few players also visited a local hospital.