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.
"I found a Star Wars lunch box, a Public Enemy casette and a mint condition tennis racket on the Merch Block today..."
"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..."
"I was at my parents' house with my face full of seven-layer dip when Sid the Kid scored the Golden Goal..."
"Out of all the goaltenders who ever played for Vancouver, King Richard was perhaps the most inspiring..."
"In the midst of a False Spring I know deep in my soul the rain and cold will soon return, but for a moment I indulge the fantasy…"
"So this racist lady on the bus starting ranting about Land Title Covenants, asking a young Asian couple if they were servants..."
"There's not much left of the original Little Ginza other than a 50-year old Japanese steakhouse..."
"Most of my younger friends think racism towards Chinese people is a new thing in BC. Then I tell them about the Head Tax..."
"I don't think the Dragonslayer will ever have to pay for a drink in Vancouver for the rest of his life, and for good reason..."
"The Bridge Scrotum is great, but I'm not surprised some think its tasteless seeing how it's located where desperate people might seek shelter..."
"Think how much it must have sucked to come home from fighting World War I to find your favourite bar had closed because of Prohibition..."
"I thought the Asiatic Exclusion League was unrepeatable history until I started reading the comments below local real estate news stories..."
"I know it sounds a little dirty, but if you come with me to my car I will buckle you up and show you the Dutch Reach..."
"The Pink Palace looks like Mussolini and Barbie had a baby made of cake and concrete."
“Ok, so I was on my way to get a case of Pil and a pack of smokes and this fucking deer came out of nowhere, right...”
"I saw the Vancouver Duck Lady on the bus today and she was just about the sweetest thing in the whole wide world..."
"To avoid all the crowds during the Olympics I went across the border and camped in the Olympics..."
"Some of the environmentalists protesting the pipeline were also in the thick of it during the War in the Woods..."
"When I was a kid we'd sometimes hear about prisoners breaking out of Wilkie and causing all kinds of crazy shit..."
“When Nite Dreems didn’t have the video for a song they just filmed a tight-shot of John Tanner’s hands 'dancing' to the music.”
"Long ago when Vancouver revolved around the intersection of Georgia and Granville, the Birks Clock was like its spindle."
"Since it was re-zoned, the lower Main Street section of Mount Pleasant has seen a lot of Condo Creep coming up from Olympic Village..."
"Until I saw the documentary I thought Big Country had either died in anonymity or had moved to a country that didn't know basketball..."
"My bike was stolen last night and everyone I know is telling me to look for it on the Zero Block..."
"Like clockwork, every summer evening around 8:30pm I would hear ‘Ave Maria’ as Opera Man made his passeggiata."
"When I was a kid I wished my lazy dog was a lot more like the dignified German Shepherd in The Littlest Hobo..."
"The secret to eating well at Phnom Penh is to bring five adventurous friends who only order dishes you haven't tried before..."
"Sometimes I read The Sun and want to burn it in anger, but then I imagine Vancouver without a daily paper and get even angrier..."