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.
"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."