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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Jan 26, 2005

Any locals around?

TIA

Trudy


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vancouverites Jan 26, 2005

Hi Trudy,

My boyfriend is a vancouverite, so there you go!


diana


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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Diana! Jan 26, 2005

Trudy

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Vancouverite or Canuck Jan 26, 2005

Vancouverite is the obvious one. "Canucks" is the hockey team, sometimes also applied to anything Vancouverite.

In general, "Canuck" is a slang term for "Canadian".


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Yes, it's Vancouverites Jan 27, 2005

See this link:
http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9363

And yes, Canucks is a slang for Canadians.

Jaroslaw


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Ken Cox  Identity Verified
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Vancouverites Jan 27, 2005

I lived there for 20 years.

A more esoteric and humorous name is 'Lotus-landers', which was originally used by Torontonians as a scornful reference to the laid-back West Coast lifestyle (and isn't limited to Vancouver alone).


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Abbott Roaders = Skid Rowers Jan 29, 2005

There is one part of Vancouver called Abbott Road where hoboes, drunks, spaced- and freaked-out junkies jump into back-alley dustbins to scavenge.

You obviously were not at the last FIT Congress 2002 in that 'well-to-do' city!


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