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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.
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.
And, navigating the web here is still faster than it is back in Onterrible or Hongcouver.
The GA hired her away from the Hongcouver aquarium.
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.
"This is the scheduling subroutine, DI-43, Hongcouver office."
Of course, the same couldn't be said for much of Hongcouver or SeaTac or Victoria.
"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.
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