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"the full Nanaimo"

Posted by Jaan de Groot on December 31, 2006

Here is a phrase for your site.

"the full Nanaimo"

This refers to a man flamboyantly dressed in garish but questionnable taste.

It comes from a man named Frank Ney, who was the major of the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia in the 1980's. He was a real character whose regular clothes used to feature white patent leather shoes and belt. After his tenure people started to refer to a man dressed to kill with ugly clothes as wearing the full Nanaimo.