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.
"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..."
"If I ever have the opportunity to drink from Stanley Cup after the Canucks finally win it, I'll take a sip for Botch."