Lotusland

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Lotusland | Nickname | The definitive nickname for Vancouver and the West Coast in general. It references Alfred Tennyson’s The Lotos-Eaters, wherein the roaming mariners eat the lotus and leave reality and their worldly cares. We are the mariners, isolated and flippant. Read Howard Rotberg’s brilliant analysis of this phenomenon in Exploring Vancouverism: The Political Culture of Canada’s Lotus Land.

Usage: “Welcome to Lotusland, where everyone is drunk on the scenery…”explore-the-lexicon

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