Word of the Day

The Canadian Word of the Day is a collection of unique words, hand selected by Katherine Barber, that are either only found in Canada or have a usage in Canada not found anywhere else. Example: did you know that the term “collector lanes” is used only in Canada?

For Friday, February 3, 2006

St. James Street,

noun 

  • 1) a street in Montreal where the offices of many financial institutions are located. 
  • 2) the moneyed interests of Montreal, esp. as opposed to other regions of Canada. 

Example from The Globe

The word St. James Street has not appeared in any Globe and Mail articles in the past year.