Wednesday, June 20, 2007

BC: Most Skookum Place on Earth?

Andy has taken the opportunity to record Manitoba's contributions to world civilization. I feel I should do the same for my home-and-native province, British Columbia, but I find myself getting stuck at Bryan Adams and high-quality weed.

I am a big fan of the Chinook pidgin. It can't rival Yiddish for uesful words unavailable anywhere else (what can?), but I am partial to "skookum" (a general term of appropabation) and "potlatch" (mass community get together/ceremony with destructive status competition).

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