Similar to a has-been
, but without the interval of being genuinely famous between originally being a nobody
and then becoming a nobody again (afterwards).
The term is also sometimes applied to pseudo-celebrities that are used to pad out the roster of guests at TV programs and other events that wanted real celebrities, but couldn't get them.
Sometimes, the never-will-be is deluded enough to think that they truly were famous at some point, and is irritated that they aren't generally treated like the celebrities they feel they should have been.
He's never done anything important enough to be a has-been -- he's a never-will-be.
Former political organization in the Canadian
province of Quebec
that advocated Quebec becoming the 51st state of the United States
. They thought that it might be possible to arrange for Quebec to have only one official language more easily than if they remained part of Canada. This was probably true, except that the one official language wouldn't have been Français. The organization's policies don't appear to have been well thought-out.
Mouvement 51 wanted to ensure a French-speaking Quebec by becoming part of the United States. C'est fou!
A large urban and suburban region of Ontario, Canada at the western end of Lake Ontario. It stretches from Niagara Falls, Ontario around to Oshawa, incorporating St. Catharines
, and Toronto
, as well as their adjacent areas. At present, it is home to approximately 7.5 million people. It is the most populated and prosperous area in Canada, which is the source of the "golden" part of its name.
905 is the area code for the Golden Horseshoe (outside of Toronto, with the area code 416).
407 ETR – Toll highway surrounding Toronto
(ETR stands for “Electronic Toll Road”). The 407 has no tollbooths – subscribers have electronic transponders that log their entry and exit from the highway, while non-subscribers have their license plates read by cameras, with a bill sent every month. (There is an additional fee for not having a transponder). Its toll status means that it is less crowded than the other roads surrounding Toronto, but the tolls are extremely expensive relative to other toll roads. The 407 is owned by the Province of Ontario
, but is leased to a private corporation for 99 years in a sweetheart deal
concocted by a previous government. (The terms of the deal remain a closely guarded secret).
The 407 corporation is generally hated by Ontario residents because of the high tolls, and also because of frequent incorrect billing that is very difficult to correct (forcing people to pay for trips they never made if they want to renew their drivers licenses), leading to the ETR being known as the “Express Toll Ripoff”. Ontario residents use many creative methods to obscure license plates so that the cameras can’t read your plates to send them a bill. Some out-of-province drivers who use the 407 will get a bill in the mail, but (unlike Ontario residents) they can't threaten not to renew your plates to force you to pay it.
1. Large city that is to Canadians what New York is to Americans (in the sense of being the one place that everyone from elsewhere in the country agrees that they hate). Also resembles New York in being totally different in every way from the rest of the country.
2. (Hockey) A team that proves that management never has to field a winning team if the fans are sufficiently deluded/fanatical, and keep buying season tickets "just in case".
3. A Canadian city that is probably a little too full of itself (in terms of thinking of itself as "world class", etc.), but is still a good place to live.
If the Greater Toronto Area were a province all by itself, it would be the third most populous province in Canada.
Artist, formerly known as talented. Now just sort of pathetic.
What is it with Prince and that symbol sh*t?