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.
"Some kids grew up believing in dragons, unicorns, elves and faeries, but I came of age still believing in the existence of Artesians."
"I'm sorry I was late for my shift but it's totally not my fault. I got stuck in a bear jam just south of Function Junction."
"With all due respect to Diana Krall, Nanaimo Bars are the greatest thing to have ever come out of the City of Nanaimo."
"I could use some cold beer, two hot dogs, a lot of direct sunshine and some screaming. Hey, I know! Let's go to a Canadians game!"
"I made some pork loin last night and knocked the pairing out of the park with an old Syrah from Nk'Mip..."
"I was actually honestly thinking about getting a Delica until I realised I'd have to learn how to drive and parallel park all over again..."
"One doesn't leave Granville Island Public Market without at least a half dozen Honey Dips from Lee's. What we're you thinking?"
"Making sense of which beach is which at Spanish Banks is a tricky thing, even for lifelong Vancouverites."
"The only things certain in this world are death, taxes and Cheech projecting the 'Nucks to win the Stanley Cup."
"If ever a moment of silence was deservedly observed in the restaurant world, it was when Gyoza King closed..."
"My uncle rocked a hand-drawn East Van Cross on his t-shirt back in 1972."
"Hi Mom. I made the ferry just in time but it's a milk run so it's probably best that you start dinner without me."
‘If you think Vancouver is a restrictive bummer now, you should be glad you weren't trying to have fun in the bottle club era!”
"My manager at work is a bit of a Relic. He keeps scheduling me to work brunch even though I told him I have yoga.."
“My Valley Palate parents just came back from a trip to Italy saying they didn’t care for the wines…”
"The forest is pretty thick around here. I wonder if we'll get lucky and spot a Wild Rainier?"
"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."
"After Tosi's finally leaves the block, then what? More condos that no one can afford?"
"Dude, I know your condo is just a SeaBus ride away but it might as well be the fucking moon..."
“Protecting a view corridor is just one of the many ways in which City Hall can take a brave stand against the developers who bankroll them…”
"I hope with all these new bike lanes we will see fewer ghost bikes."
"We were thinking about doing a backyard BBQ but the chickenstink is on full tilt today..."
"We booked a campground reservation at Alice Lake before they announced the campfire ban. Now we're heading to Tofino to take advantage of the Fog Zone..."
"Sorry, I'm going to be late. I'm stuck behind the Wrath of Strath..."
"Check out that headbanger rocking the Surrey Dinner Jacket..."
"You can still see the remains of the old cow barns along Cow Shit Alley in Strathcona..."
"This ugly old scar on my arm is from wiping out against my Nana’s bottle dash house in East Van."
"The point of Point No Point is totally beside the point..."