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Scarberia

blending noun
‘Scarberia’ is another name for the suburb of Scarborough in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). It is a blending of ‘Scarborough’ with ‘Siberia’, and follows the common blending pattern of taking the beginning of one word with the ending of the other.
 
“I live all the way in Scarberia”
Etymology : Scarborough has been referred to jokingly as ‘Scarberia’ since as early as the 1960s. The name was most likely coined by residents of downtown Toronto since Scarborough is so far away from the downtown area and, compared to Toronto, there isn’t much there. This nickname used to be viewed as an insult, but in recently years has lost its pejorative connotation and is a very popular term among Scarborough residents.
Last modified: 16 December 2019


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