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Quétaine, on four wheels, at a Montréal shopping centre:

quétaine

quétaine

Anything tacky is quétaine — or like our Mexican friends say, naco.

In fact, our friend KaKo’s car, complete with five white stars and four bitchin’ mags, is only one letter away from reading NaKo.

Other ways quétaine can be said in English include kitschy, cheesy and corny.

A few examples of quétaine from around the web:

De la musique de Noël pas quétaine, est-ce que ça existe?
Is there any such thing as non-cheesy Christmas music?

J’suis quétaine pis je m’assume!
I’m tacky and I admit it!

C’est une chanson très veloutée, à la limite du quétaine, mais qui donne envie de danser collé.
It’s a very smooth song bordering on kitsch, but it makes you want to slow dance with someone.

If New York is the Big Apple, then Montréal is la Grosse Orange.

This gigantic boule orange of a restaurant near métro Namur in Montréal is also the definition of quétaine (but the good kind of quétaine, not the quétaine kind of quétaine).

Gibeau Orange Julep

Gibeau Orange Julep

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This cool video from the magazine Urbania lets us in on some facts about Montréal that may surprise you.

The video is from 2007. Feel free to update any numbers that have changed in the comments if you can.

514, code régional

1 854 442 habitants

492 235 immigrants

7 630 rues

522 km de ruelles

233 mètres, hauteur du mont Royal

179 graffiteurs

Montréal est à
10 379 km de Tokyo
5 897 km de Paris
532 km de New York
32 km de Saint-Amable

Le 4 mars 1971,
48 cm de neige
sont tombés sur
Montréal
en 24 heures.

19 ponts

1 île

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