This story cracked me up. Obviously I am not offended by it but I can understand people that are. Here’s a little geography/spelling lesson for people. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. The Nortwest Territories was split in 1999 to form two territories; Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
For those of you that don’t know, and that’s the vast majority of people reading this, the capital of the Nunavut territory in Canada is Iqaluit which means ‘Many Fish’. I actually thought the capital of Nunavut was Inuvik, but I just read that Inuvik is still in the Northwest Territories. Anyways, apparently if you add an extra ‘u’ to Iqaluit to spell Iqualuit it completely changes the meaning. Rather than meaning ‘many fish’ it means ‘people with unwiped bums’! HaHa, I just like the fact that they sum up that expression with one word!
The only reason I know this is that the Prime Minister’s office of Canada issued a release calling the capital of Nunavut - Iqualuit, much to the dismay of some residents of Nunavut. Cracked me up though.
Posted on August 18th, 2009 by Mike Doyle
Filed under: Rave