Welcome to the Dictionary of Island Terms. Its purpose is to pin down the patois of Vancouver Island by recording its toponyms, nicknames, phenomena, slang, personalities and places. Explore the ever-growing A-Z here.
Raffi | entertainer | The most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world. A resident of Salt Spring Island, Raffi Cavoukian is a hero and environmentalist who refuses endorsements and advocates for a child’s right to live free of commercial exploitation. A rad dude.
Usage: “I follow Raffi’s advice and brush my teeth like this: ch-ch-ch-ch, ch-ch-ch-ch…“