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July 20, 2019

Summer Glossary of Terms

Summer in the city comes with its own carefree attitude and, if it was up to us, its own lingo. Here are nine words every Calgarian needs to commit to memory. Try using at least one in a sentence today. Folk Infesting Rushing the main stage for a prime tarp…

Summer in the city comes with its own carefree attitude and, if it was up to us, its own lingo. Here are nine words every Calgarian needs to commit to memory. Try using at least one in a sentence today.

Folk Infesting

Rushing the main stage for a prime tarp spot when the Calgary Folk Fest gates open.

Hail Caesar

A cocktail traditionally consumed while watching fist-sized ice balls ravage a tomato plant.

Hiver Vu

The compulsion to imagine what a leafy July street is going to look like in February.

Maple Slurrup

Sticky pancake debris released after a plastic knife penetrates a Styrofoam plate.

Parasight

The act of passively observing a mosquito drinking from a friend’s face during conversation.

Patio Thermocline

When diners on one side of a table are seated in 45C sun and on the other side in 12C shade.

Rafternoon

Abandonment of post-lunch responsibilities to float down the Elbow on a deflating air mattress.

Sun Bjurn

Telltale X-shaped pigmentation stripes on the shoulders and upper backs of new parents.

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