Inuit Words for Snow

Everyone talks about how the Eskimos have 100 different words for snow. Well, apparently, here they are.

Thanks to Dale for the link.

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“a small snowball, preserved in Lucite, that had been handled by Johnny Depp”

Hmmmmmmm

(Here in LA, we have a hundred words for traffic. And in that case, when we talk about Johnny Depp, we mean it.)

Yes, at first glance these can look genuine, and for all I know, most of them are, but there are some fun ones in there…

That’s a funny list. Someone should do one for words for rain for people who live near Cambridge 😉 There is also one explanation of the original urban legend here:

http://ahistoricality.blogspot.com/2005/05/mythbusting-inuit-words-for-snow.html

~Matt

Sorry, Q. It is a hoax. Try this for a real list of different words for snow: http://www.firstpeople.us/glossary/Eskimo-Snow-Lexemes.html

Still, I think they should keep the new word for Jonny Depp’s snow.

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