Sunday, November 08, 2009

Is "Duffster" A Word In Inuit?

Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to help name our baby beluga!

Canadians are invited to submit a name suggestion at from November 9 to 22. The name should reflect the Arctic origin of beluga whales and honour Inuit culture and language.


Big Winnie said...

BCL, you're insulting the Beluga by asking if the Dumpster, oops I mean Duffster is an Inuit word.

Scott MacNeil said...

Is there not an Arctic Weasel that needs a new name?

RuralSandi said...

Please don't insult the baby. The baby is cute - Duffy's not.

Anonymous said...

FYI, this isn't mathematical linguistics but it is real . . . the language is Inuktitut, Inuit are the people, Inuk is a person. Titut is the language suffix

So you will have Inuit kids saying someone speaks "Kadlunatitut" (English) or "Japanessetitut" or "Chineseetitut"

The best one is WeeWeettitut . . . French

Qui, qui. C'est vrai.

Skinny Dipper said...

Iqaluit-capital of Nunavut.
Iqualuit-person with unwiped behind.
Daffy-Arctic duck.
Duffy-person with unwiped behind mouth.

Ti-Guy said...

The Chicoms are trying to weaken our moral fibre again, I see.