Seems like these Canadian Reality shows really go all out and are really learning how to be interactive. They have taken to twitter and Facebook and are doing a great job at communicating with the audience. What I love is how they’re adding web content, that you never used to be able to find.
What I want to share with you today, is IcePilotsNWT’s pilot slang webpage. Although I would call it Bushpilot slang, they want to go along with branding their show. The word Bushpilot has been around for many years, since plane started to fly in Canada. So I would call, this page Bushpilot slang.
The webpage reminds me a lot of urban dictionary. It is organized alphabetically, and has an average of 10 words per letter. Here are some examples:
- Cabin Fever: Craziness that happens when spring takes too long a coming or if you are cooped up in an aircraft too long.
- Beaded Up: Worried or excited. Nervous sweat. As in: “The engine started sputtering a bit and he got all beaded up.”
- My Fun Meter is Pegged: As in: “I am not enjoying this at all.” But also, as in: “Now we’re having fun.” Can be used in any life-threatening situation.
- Riding Shotgun: Co-pilot or any assistant.
As you might see, a lot of these words archly familiar. We use them in everyday life, they are actually common slang. Heck I know I use them, but maybe that’s because I worked in the aviation industry in Yellowknife before. I do miss those days.
Click on the photo above to check them out, and maybe one day we can have a conversation in Bushpilot slang.