Botch

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.

Botch | nickname | Jason Botchford was the much-loved, independently-minded, pulled-no-punches, occasionally shit-disturbing veteran Vancouver Canucks beat reporter for The Province newspaper and, more recently, The Athletic. In other parts of the English-speaking world, ‘botch’ means “to carry out a task badly” but in the Vancouver sports arena it was long synonymous with integrity and hard work. Botch passed away in late April, 2019 at the age of 48. He is already missed.

Usage: “If I ever had the opportunity to drink from Stanley Cup after the Canucks finally win it, I’d take a sip for Botch.”

There is 1 comment

The Stretch of East Hastings St. Where Goods Are Informally Bought, Sold and Traded

"I found a Star Wars lunch box, a Public Enemy casette and a mint condition tennis racket on the Merch Block today..."

Why Are Self-Isolating Vancouverites Going Out on Their Balconies and Cheering Every Evening?

"I'd love to participate in the 7pm Cheer but I live in a rural basement suite in Surrey and my landlord would think I was insane..."

Vancouverites Remember Exactly Where They Were When This Happened Ten Years Ago...

"I was at my parents' house with my face full of seven-layer dip when Sid the Kid scored the Golden Goal..."

Long Before Markstrom, Luongo and McLean, the Canucks Had Royalty in Net

"Out of all the goaltenders who ever played for Vancouver, King Richard was perhaps the most inspiring..."