White-Person

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, personalities, places, and other Van-centric things. Full A-Z here.

White-Person | verb, cooking, slang | The uncommon (but no less prejudicial) culinary act of altering a dish to please the palate of an assumed-to-be unadventurous or spice-intolerant Caucasian person. Perpetrated in restaurants and homes without malice.

The verb is employed (here) in its English form, but vernacular synonyms (mostly common nouns) abound in other languages, some pejoratively.

See also: Gwai Lo.

Usage: “Woah, mine is so much spicier than yours! I hope the cook doesn’t white-person your whole dinner. I’ll tell the waiter you can take it…”

There are 0 comments

The Stretch of Road That Helps Feed Vancouver Every Day

"I wonder what will happen when the viaducts come down and Produce Row sees its traffic increased by a billion percent..."

Yes, That Is a Floating Gas Station in the Middle of Coal Harbour

"When I was a kid I thought the Chevron Barge was full of cigarettes because my Mom bought smokes at our corner Chevron..."

Just a Couple of Really Enthusiastic Dudes in Full-Body Spandex Suits

"Don't you think the Green Men should be paid to be at the games...like as much or even more than the zamboni guy?"

The Section of Kitsilano That Is Somehow Superior to the Rest

"No dude. 16th and Blenheim isn't Kitsilano. That's like the diaper of Dunbar. You gotta be northafourth..."