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Old September 24th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #11

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Lol, you shouldn't call them negroes or niggers!
Sorry, but you shouldn't. It's an anglosaxon problem, mostly.
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Old September 24th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #12

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I heard somewhere that Eskimo cats are mighty cold.

I would have though it an odd climate for a feline though.
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I believe thats Eskimo Nell your thinking of, you dirty dirty boy.

The Ballad of Eskimo Nell
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Old September 24th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #14

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Goodness me, she doesn't sound too frigid...

I always said I should move up north.
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Eskimo and Inuit are the same thing, but Inuit is the real name, and Eskimo the given European one.
Nope.

Just like all Italians are Europeans not all Europeans are Italians.

Inuit, yupik and Aleut are seperate groups with the Yupik and Inuit living in the north of the American continent and the Aleut naturally living in the Aleutian islands. You can also find Yupik groups living in Siberia.

The Inuit/Eskimo argument is an attack of political correctness from the American political scene where derision of the Inuit by other tribes has become associated with the name eskimo, the tribal group reckon that by removing the name eskimo and calling themselves the more PC inuit they will get more respect.

Unfortunately its also directly insulting the Yupik and Aleut who obviously arent Inuit and would be grossly offended to be called it but thats the name that's becoming acceptable.
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Here's a short film about life in the far north.
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I am Inupiat or you can call me Eskimo, it's just the Inuits of Canada that are offended by being called Eskimo. But don't you dare call me Inuit.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:13 PM   #18

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I am Inupiat or you can call me Eskimo, it's just the Inuits of Canada that are offended by being called Eskimo. But don't you dare call me Inuit.
Thank goodness. Then I can eat one of these without feeling guilty.
Click the image to open in full size.

Mind you, I suppose those large, black sweets are still off the menu!
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