From a list of 20

From a list of 20 ostensible Eskimo snow-words: igluqsaq. This is a compound word meaning 'house-building material' (note the familiar 'iglu' at the beginning): it can mean plywood or brick just as well as snow. If we pulled the same trick with English, we would start counting words like "etiology" (a slip on snow can cause injury), "projectile" (you can throw snowballs), "food" (you can eat snow as long as it's white), and so on. Hmmm.
Hmmm indeed. Steven J. Derose debunks the "Eskimo" snow words myth. Thanks, iceberg273.
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