This week's column made reference to my "lexicon of yore" -- a different manner of language that is used in Thunder Bay, and in some cases, Northwestern Ontario in general. I've been asked to explain this further, so in the hopes of educating the masses that there is life beyond North Bay, here goes.
Boosh -- To forcefully push a person or object out of the way
Byark -- Fright-inducing exclamation -- used to scare the hell out of people on late-night walks, high school freshmen, etc.
Camp -- a cottage
Persian -- Highly superior to the Beavertail, and available exclusively in Thunder Bay and the immediate surrounding areas. An oval cinnamon bun base (no raisins or nuts) topped with strawberry icing. I discussed Persians with Marc Staal at last year's Entry Draft while Bob MacKenzie stood by, looking absolutely perplexed. Good times.
Scoffs -- snacks, food etc.
Shag -- A pre-wedding celebration held by future brides and grooms that serves two purposes: To allow their family and friends to attend a decent party, and to make fistfuls of coin off a cash bar (usually to help pay for the impending nuptials). Commonly referred to as a "mixed stag" or "Stag and Doe" in Eastern Ontario. The term represents a mixture of the female "shower" and male "stag". We still use this in spite of the Austin Powers trilogy, and no one thinks it's lascivious.
There's more, but it's been nearly ten years. As I continue to remember, I'll keep adding to the list.
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- Kanata: Home of the blackout
- I don't get it
- Hard to miss that target
- The lexicon of yore
- Sunday morning deglaze
- Puzzle pieces...real and imagined
- Theo the dumbass: Part deux
- Nothing changes if nothing changes
- Jose Theodore shoots for the Hilton five-hole?
- Hello, hit parade?
- Vigneault to Vancouver?
- City under siege
- New porn trophy?
- Metal horns and golf claps
- Cheerleaders fired
- Choosy coaches choose Juicy
- Friday morning deglaze
- Mix in a ladder match
- Ty Conklin's House of Horrors
- Wow, it's not nearly as painful when you're indiff...
- Don't show your ignorance
- Hey, Steve Nash: Express Yourself
- Insert various "Canes blow" references here
- ▼ June (26)
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