tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Richard Alexander Johnson

The Tuque Souq is the weblog marketplace of ephemera humbly brought to you by Richard Alexander Johnson, an award-winning writer, editor, photographer and communications consultant based in Toronto. His writing and photography have appeared in The WalrusThe Globe and MailThis MagazineTokion, the Journal of the Harvard Mountaineering Club, the Ryerson Free Press, and more. He is also Special Projects Manager at the National Magazine Awards Foundation, where among other things he manages the Magazine Awards blog.

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