The syndrome that eventually permeates nearly all residents of Salt Spring Island, the largest of the Southern Gulf Islands. Characterized by symptoms of supressed or underlying but often unacknowledged despisation, hatred and flaunted superiority towards "New Islanders" or any party new to or unexperienced in the ways of Gulf Island culture.
Aunt Old Timer: "You go to Ganges central town
in the summertime and ther'll be the rednecks wearing the shirts that say "If it's called tourist season why can't we shoot at em" and those are the ones who've only been here 2 or 3 years!"
Billy Bob: "Yea being here even 2 or 3 years gives you a pretty bad case of Salt Spring Syndrome"