December 10, 2017

Generation Trudeau puts new Edmonton Eskimos names to “P.C. test” on campus

David MenziesMission Specialist

With “Eskimos” no longer P.C., what new nickname beginning with the letter “E” will Edmonton choose for its football team?

Enterprises, Elephants or Everybodys?

WATCH as I show you what members of Generation Trudeau on campus had to say.

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commented 2017-12-11 17:38:02 -0500
Timothy Boyle; Thanx for that,and do not all traditional peoples have a name for “others” and vice versa? Some names for us white men in native languages involve puns and less then flattering descriptors but we don’t get bent out of shape over it and I don’t believe the Inuit do either.
commented 2017-12-11 15:36:02 -0500
Here’s a piece on the origins of the work “Eskimo” taken from the Online Entymology Dictionary:
“1580s, from Danish Eskimo or Middle French Esquimaux (plural), both probably from an Algonquian word, such as Abenaki askimo (plural askimoak), Ojibwa ashkimeq, traditionally said to mean literally “eaters of raw meat,” from Proto-Algonquian *ask- “raw” + *-imo “eat.” Research from 1980s in linguistics of the region suggests this derivation, though widely credited there, might be inaccurate or incomplete, and the word might mean “snowshoe-netter.” See also Innuit. Of language, from 1819. As an adjective by 1744. Eskimo pie “chocolate-coated ice cream bar” introduced 1922 and was initially a craze that drove up the price of cocoa beans on the New York market 50 percent in three months [F.L. Allen, “Only Yesterday,” 1931]."

From this it would seem the most likely origin of the term comes from the Algonquin term for the Inuit meaning eaters of raw meat – which as we all know is literally true of the Inuit. In any event though the term “Eskimo” is not what the Inuit call themselves (indeed “Inuit” in Inucktitut simple means people) it is in no way disparaging of them and should not, objectively speaking, be considered a slur.
commented 2017-12-11 10:00:46 -0500
If sports teams continue to cave and re-brand themselves as to what is PC this week, this month….I think they should just name their city and add Eunuchs. There you have it, Edmonton Eunuchs.
commented 2017-12-11 01:51:22 -0500
edmonton everybody is offencive because not everybody is a football fan and that is offensive
commented 2017-12-10 23:28:10 -0500
@ Maurice Potvin said…

“Boy, talk about colonialism! How condescending and arrogant for the white, privileged elite to decide what the Inuit find offensive! I believe the Inuit are perfectly capable of deciding that for themselves. They don’t need anyone else to tell them.”

That’s right Maurice…it’s all about STANDING

If you are not a member of the aggrieved group…you really just don’t have “STANDING” …to be the agent of their grievance…..

Oh Oh…..and no doubt this will splash over to the law society itself….saying the word “STANDING”….ha s offended those in wheel chairs and on crutches….ahh…such is life in post Trotskist …post nationalist…etc…etc…ad nauseum….canuckistan.
commented 2017-12-10 22:59:24 -0500
David, I hope you haven’t unwittingly started a campaign against the Eskies.
commented 2017-12-10 22:56:13 -0500
Isn’t eskimo Chipewyan or Dene for “eaters of raw meat”? What’s wrong with that? Shouldn’t we be ragging on the Dene for calling them that in the first place. Nutsville.
commented 2017-12-10 19:32:40 -0500
How about. …. S K MOWS
commented 2017-12-10 18:24:45 -0500
Silly Kids…don’t know when they are being Trolled…no wonder they are so easily Indoctrinated…
commented 2017-12-10 18:21:07 -0500
They should change the name to the ‘Edmonton Snowflakes’…in honor of ALL those offended…
commented 2017-12-10 18:19:27 -0500
There is no reason whatsoever why the name of the Edmonton Eskimos should be changed, but if Baby Doc deems it so, why not the Edmonton Enforcers? Just a thought.
commented 2017-12-10 17:58:59 -0500
Boy, talk about colonialism! How condescending and arrogant for the white, privileged elite to decide what the Inuit find offensive! I believe the Inuit are perfectly capable of deciding that for themselves. They don’t need anyone else to tell them.
commented 2017-12-10 14:36:58 -0500
Carole Massé they also are home to the wimpiest low test males as well, wen for a walk with my buddy on Whyte Ave(UofA area) this summer, most of the University aged men(snicker) looked like they could not tear a paper bag in half.
commented 2017-12-10 14:02:03 -0500
The town of Esquimault (pronounced eskimo in French) is next.
commented 2017-12-10 13:01:48 -0500
Elephants to describe Edmonton? Or Everybodys? LOL. Universities are now hotbeds of the stupidest people in the country.
commented 2017-12-10 11:15:16 -0500
Wow! That takes stupid to the next level. That fact that they were seriously considering those choices was mind boggling. Nothing says Edmonton like an elephant, really? David, you selectively did not ask young men who might be sports fans. They would have had an ACTUAL opinion. If Eskimos don’t actually exist, why is there even a problem? Weird.
commented 2017-12-10 11:08:26 -0500
This may come as a bit of a shock to the pinch-faced tight assed geeks of Ryerson University but very few Albertans give a sweet flying fuck what you think about the Edmonton Eskimos’ nickname. Maybe log off pornhub, get naked and get busy with each other once and a while. You might actually learn something useful for a change.
commented 2017-12-10 11:08:15 -0500
POOR OLD HAMILTON TIGER CATS " THE TABIES " AND NOT TO MENTION THE BOMBERS, OH! MAYBE THAT’S A GOOD NAME FOR A TEAM CONSIDERING OUR ETHNIC MAKE UP.