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.
"On our way up to Jones Lake on Sunday we had to wait for a slow convoy of hungover bush party survivors to pass..."
"Like sunshine after rain and dawn after dark, a report of a burning vehicle usually means a gangster has just been shot at."
The FSRs closest to population centres are commonly used as a means for city dwellers to access free and remote campsites.
"It's hard to blend in and avoid being outed as a Milk Piranha when your license plate gives the ballgame away..."
Despite its fancy Latin name, the doctrine of 'Terra nullius' was of a calibre of argument typically employed by kindergarten bullies.
"It's a testament to how special Joe Fortes was that so few in the century since his death have measured up to his respect and renown."
"I'm ditching work as I don't think I'll be able to get out of bed this morning on account of it being Blue Monday..."
"I wasn't actually on the 2:20 but my poor sister was and by Jove she hasn't set foot on the mainland since..."
"I don't feel the least bit comfortable writing the words 'Iron Chink', let alone saying them, but they shouldn't be forgotten."
Technically a De Havilland Dash 8, this striking aircraft travels our coastline six days a week on pollution detection patrol.
"The only thing that made me laugh in the immediate wake of the Canucks riot was the Flashbang Nutshot."
"A reopened Riverview might be a better place than the Downtown Eastside for people to get the help they need..."
"The 'scooping' of the Sixties Scoop wasn't so decade-specific. The practise began in the 1950s and continued through the 1980s."
"90 years before Strathcona Park became a homeless tent city, it was home to a squatter camp known as Hobo Jungle."
"This cheechako doesn't know the difference between the West End, West Van and the West Side yet..."
"As with many episodes in our short but often ugly history, the tragic tale of the Komagatu Maru still needs to be told..."
"Southwestern BC isn't always wet. It really depends are where you are in relation to the Olympic Rain Shadow."
"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..."