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#237 - anewerbeggining (01/04/2013) [-]
MFW I'm an eskimo reading this (Yupik to be exact).


<---- "Go eskibro!"
User avatar #238 to #237 - melwach (01/04/2013) [-]
I was told that it's a outrage beeing called an eskimo and you prefer to be called inuit.
Care to enlighten me?
User avatar #259 to #238 - bitchplzzz (01/04/2013) [-]
Eskimo means "Raw fish eater"
#244 to #238 - xxxsonic fanxxx (01/04/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure it's the way you use it. Same goes for some other Native Americans. Indian can be a harmless word, but in the same right it can be derogatory. The Denesuline people long ago used to be called "Chipewyans" by our people which roughly meant "wears pointy hats", which they did back then. Nowadays some people are offended by the word because of the racism that went on between Indians and them. But most aren't if there's no malice in the tone.
#239 to #238 - anewerbeggining (01/04/2013) [-]
Those are mainly those who live in Canada. It depends on where you live. I don't really see how being called eskimo would be offensive really. Eskimo means "eaters of raw flesh" and we really are. I've lived my whole life being called an eskimo because Yupik isn't really a term known outside of rural Alaska (sure teachers may know this but they were taught it) and I've had no problem with it. Call the Alaskan eskimoes "inuit" and we'll say "What the hell? Do you have some muqluq (seal) stuck in yer' teeth?"
User avatar #241 to #239 - smashtray (01/04/2013) [-]
This is really interesting man! I love that you can learn about so many different people on funnyjunk. Thumb for you.
#242 to #241 - anewerbeggining (01/04/2013) [-]
Quyanagpaq (kui-anagh-puq and it means thank you very much).
#249 to #242 - fcrocker (01/04/2013) [-]
So you get Wi-fi from your igloo?
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