Every city has a language within a language that can be tricky to navigate for newcomers, and that goes double for Montreal slang. Our mixing and mingling of both French and English has given rise to a bunch of terms used on both sides of the language divide that can make it pretty confounding if you find yourself without a local guide. We’re here to lend a hand, offering up a list of our local phrases and terms. so you can brush up on your slang (if you’re from here) or pass yourself off for a local (if you’re not) and get on every Montrealer’s good side—that, or at least figure out what the hell we’re talking about so you can join in on the fun. (There’s also a couple of bonus terms that we’ve heard many a visitors mistakenly use because they figured they were local, but are actually way out of date and rarely used except ironically.
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