Inuit Words for Snow

January 12th, 2006

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

Thanks to Dale for the link.

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2006 at 6:03 pm and filed under General.

4 Responses to “Inuit Words for Snow”

  1. Paul Says:

    “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.)

  2. qsf Says:

    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…

  3. Matt Doar Says:

    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

  4. Tim Green Says:

    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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