a lesson on how to spell 'Iqaluit'
Old 08-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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A bumble by the Prime Minister's Office has residents of Nunavut alternately chuckling and cringing.

A news release sent out Monday outlined Prime Minister Stephen Harper's itinerary as he began a five-day Arctic tour.

The release repeatedly spelled the capital of Nunavut as Iqualuit – rather than Iqaluit, which means “many fish” in the Inuktitut language.

The extra “u” makes a big difference.

“It means people with unwiped bums,” said Sandra Inutiq of the office of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut.

“It's not exactly a nice term.”
PMO typo draws chuckles, cringes - The Globe and Mail
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What a bunch of tools.
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Haha - he must feel like a tool.
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to be fair, there is no chance that harper made the typo himself. this is from the pmo, meaning that it was written by a staffer. someone dropped the ball, but this time it wasn't stevie.
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Old 08-19-2009, 12:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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To be fair; every other English word the "u" follows a "q". A young staffer making an honest understandable spelling mistake. They should have just kept the original name, Frobisher Bay.
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Considering the area has been inhabited for about 4000 years, I highly doubt Frobisher Bay is the original name.
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