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  • - One of the best moments ever was when I was like 17,

  • and Drake took a photo with me,

  • and captioned the photo with me Pickering Gawd.

  • It really meant a lot to me and Pickering.

  • What's up, Vanity Fair?

  • I'm Shawn Mendes, and I'm here to teach you.

  • I'm gonna try to teach you some Pickering slang.

  • Let's do it.

  • [upbeat pop music]

  • Ajax.

  • Ajax is a town very close to Pickering.

  • My grandma and my aunt and my cousins live in Ajax.

  • It's the newer version of Pickering.

  • It's the little brother to Pickering.

  • So yeah, Ajax is cool.

  • I'm not from there,

  • so I won't say it's better than Pickering, though.

  • Mickey?

  • I thought that was a world thing.

  • A Mickey is a flask-sized bottle of liquor,

  • a Mickey of vodka.

  • Yeah, my mom's British, and she always said Mickey,

  • so I always just thought it was her,

  • but maybe it was her being Canadian.

  • You get a Mickey, and then you can get a two-six,

  • which is the bigger bottle.

  • Two-six of Ciroc.

  • I've been in the US, and I've been like,

  • we should get a two-six of something,

  • and then people have no idea what I'm talking about.

  • The GO Train is basically the train

  • that you can take from Pickering to downtown Toronto.

  • If you wanna go see a Leafs game,

  • or you wanna go see a Blue Jays game,

  • or you wanna go see Drake at the Scotiabank Arena,

  • it's whatever you choose.

  • Famous Players.

  • Famous Players is the theater in the Pickering Town Centre.

  • I don't even know if it's a Famous Players anymore.

  • I think they turned it into something else,

  • but Famous Players on Tuesday,

  • you could go and watch a movie for like $4.99

  • when I was a kid, and that's what we did.

  • I think I might've had one

  • of my first kisses in that Famous Players.

  • Snowbirds is somebody who goes

  • to Florida for the winter.

  • So like me, 'cause I'm in Miami right now.

  • [laughs]

  • And yeah, so that's a snowbird,

  • is if you just go to Canada and reap the benefits of summer,

  • and you leave during the winter, I don't know.

  • I don't know if you can do that.

  • I'm dying to get back home to that cold weather.

  • If you're a loafter, I have a few loafter friends.

  • My friend Brian is a huge loafter.

  • It's like when you're trying to go do something,

  • and they're just taking forever,

  • and they're loafting around the place,

  • and they're just not sure what they want to do,

  • or they're trying to get things to bring.

  • They don't know what they're doing.

  • They're just loafting.

  • They're just taking their time, too much time.

  • Pioneer Village is a school trip go-to,

  • and I remember Pioneer Village,

  • because they gave you bread and jam,

  • and that's what I remember about Pioneer Village.

  • I think you go in fifth grade,

  • and they teach you about the pioneers,

  • and they teach you about the natives,

  • and they give you bread and jam,

  • and it was a lovely experience.

  • I highly recommend it

  • if you ever find yourself in Pickering.

  • Beauty, a beauty is like, for instance,

  • if [laughs] you do anything that is good for your boys,

  • they'll call you a beauty.

  • I don't know how else to exactly explain that,

  • but "That guy's a beauty" means that guy's such a good guy.

  • He's just a beauty, you know?

  • He's a good guy.

  • What you sayin'?

  • Bro, what are you saying?

  • Bro, what are you saying?

  • I mean, my friends completely abandoned "What's up?"

  • probably 10 years ago.

  • The only thing we ever say is "What are you saying?"

  • or even more so from just WYS, what you saying?

  • Which is like, "What's going on?

  • What are you doing?"

  • That's jokes.

  • [laughs]

  • So funny.

  • That's jokes is basically exactly what that sounds like.

  • That's hilarious.

  • That's jokes.

  • No way, that's jokes.

  • [laughs]

  • The saying That's jokes is pretty jokes.

  • A BeaverTail is the most famous Canadian pastry.

  • You can get them in Ottawa,

  • and they sell them on the side of the road,

  • and it looks like a Beaver tail,

  • but it's just a pastry,

  • and you get cinnamon and sugar put on it.

  • Darts.

  • Darts are gross.

  • Darts are cigarettes.

  • If someone's smoking a dart in the backyard,

  • they're smoking cigarettes in the backyard.

  • I love being Canadian.

  • I love these words that we use.

  • Guy.

  • Yo, guy.

  • Guy is pretty much the most common used word

  • I've ever heard in Pickering, or just in Toronto,

  • and it's like the way you just call a guy

  • that you don't know.

  • You just say "Yo, guy!"

  • Or, I mean, my friends call me guy, like,

  • "What are you saying, guy?"

  • And then my neighbor's name is actually spelled G-U-Y,

  • and he texted me, saying, "What's up, it's Guy."

  • And I thought he was kidding,

  • but it's actually pronounced Gee.

  • What's up, Guy, if you ever watch this.

  • The washroom is the bathroom.

  • That's a weird one.

  • I went to America and I asked where the washroom was,

  • and people were pretty confused by that,

  • although I don't understand why,

  • 'cause it makes sense still.

  • That's what people say when you tell them

  • that you're from Pickering,

  • instead of saying Toronto, and that's why I say Toronto,

  • but that's why it's good to be bringing up Pickering.

  • Durham Region Transit is,

  • I guess, like the public transit of Durham Region,

  • and Durham Region is the mama bear

  • of Pickering and Ajax, and yeah.

  • Timmies is another way of saying Tim Horton's,

  • which is like, "You want some Timmies, bro?"

  • Although I don't know if I ever asked my bros

  • if they want Timmies.

  • That's like something my mom would say, she would say,

  • "Hey, I'm passing by Timmies, do you want some?"

  • And I always say yes.

  • Tim's is a long-time old friend of all Canadians.

  • Toque.

  • A toque is basically what we call a winter hat,

  • like a beanie.

  • I guess you in America, you guys call them beanies.

  • That's called a toque in Canada.

  • Bare is basically, if you're like,

  • "I don't know if we have enough food,"

  • and then you're trying to reassure your friend

  • that you have enough food.

  • You go, "Bro, there's bare food.

  • We're good.

  • We got bare food," which means a lot of food,

  • and that's used for basically every single,

  • we don't say it a lot in Canada, me and my friends,

  • which is bare.

  • Scarberia, a way to say Scarborough, Scarberia.

  • A lot of people will say Scarbs too.

  • No one says you're from the borough, though.

  • [laughs]

  • If someone's like, "Whose mans?"

  • It's really when if you're in a public place,

  • and your friend is being weird

  • or doing something uncomfortable,

  • or something really obnoxious,

  • maybe you'd just be like, "Whose mans is this?

  • Whose mans?"

  • And you kind of disassociate from being with that guy,

  • 'cause he's being weird.

  • It's kind of mean, but it's not meant in a mean way.

  • It's more endearing when someone says "Whose mans?"

  • It's funny, I think, to Canadians.

  • Thank you so much, Vanity Fair.

  • I hope I taught you some very important Pickering slang

  • that you'll be able to use for the rest of your life,

  • if you go to Pickering.

  • It's getting cold, so please put your toque on.

- One of the best moments ever was when I was like 17,

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