What it means everywhere else: Demonstrations and organized rallies in order to sway and influence public opinion and/or policy.
What it means in Montreal: Things that stand in the way of your morning commute to work.
What it means everywhere else: French fries, cheese curds, gravy. You’ve tried some at a local diner.
What it means in Montreal: Not just a food, but a way a life (UN ART DE VIVRE) composed by hot gravy/sauce drizzled over delicately melting cheese curds on a bed of browned crispy fries. And sometimes taken to new heights with smoked meat. This is the best drunk food you can have at 4 in the morning. And no one — I repeat — no one does or consumes poutine the way Quebec does.
What it means everywhere else: In other Canadian cities, you go out, have a good time, and a call it a night when bars close around 1:30 A.M.
What it means in Montreal: You go out, have a good time, continue your good feels, end up in a club, wreak drunken havoc, until you are slumped over a balcony on Crescent st. at 4 A.M.
What it means everywhere else: Crossing a road illegally or recklessly. Can be fined for.
What it means in Montreal: Crossing a road illegally or recklessly. Can be fined for. Probably will be. Still does it. Like a f*cking pro.
12. “0 Degree Celsius”
What it means everywhere else: A pretty frigid temperature. Also known as the point when water freezes.
What it means in Montreal: Sangria-sipping-on-a-rooftop-terrace-in-a-light-jacket-weather.
14. “Old Montreal”
What it means everywhere else: A romantic time capsule of classic European architecture, cobble stone roads, and cute cafés.
What it means in Montreal: Tourists, poorly paved streets, old buildings, expensive restaurants.
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