Definitions

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  • proper n. A nickname for Vancouver referring to the large-scale Chinese Canadian immigration to that city in the 1980s and 1990s, particularly from Hong Kong.

Etymologies

Blend of Hong Kong and Vancouver (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He'd washed out of the nearly-best, what the fuck, beat spending his prime years in Hongcouver writing government-standard code for the Ministry of Unbelievable Dullness.

    Boing Boing: August 25, 2002 - August 31, 2002 Archives

  • And, navigating the web here is still faster than it is back in Onterrible or Hongcouver.

    I've Found The Middle of Nowhere!!!!

  • The GA hired her away from the Hongcouver aquarium.

    Starfish

  • On impulse, he rang up a friend in SeaTac — "Jess, catch this code for me, will you?" — and squirted the recognition sequence Hongcouver had just sent.

    Starfish

  • "This is the scheduling subroutine, DI-43, Hongcouver office."

    Starfish

  • Of course, the same couldn't be said for much of Hongcouver or SeaTac or Victoria.

    Starfish

  • "If you go back to the 1980s, and the worry about Hongcouver, and all these kinds of things, Vancouver has been through this story before and I think most people think this city is better off now than it was in 1987," said Somerville.

    CBC | Top Stories News

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