I just call it ‘snow’

Born in the tropics, the only interaction i had with snow was through books and the window of a television. Happily that changed when we moved. For those who had a chance to experience snow as a kid you can imagine the wonder and amazement i felt. Later i’d learn there’s a culture who have over 50 words for snow! The Inuit, commonly called Eskimos in the United State, live in the arctic regions of Greenland. With snow all around them I can understand why they’d have so many but i think i’ll stick to just snow. Here’s a comic frame from Language Log reminding us we too have a lot of words for one thing.

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