eskimo joke-off color

  1. An Eskimo brought his snowmobile in for servicing. He
    told
    the mechanic that it wasn't running right. The
    mechanic took
    a look at the snowmobile , turned to the Eskimo and
    said,
    "It doesn't look too bad, but I think you've blown a
    seal."

    ... The Eskimo looks puzzled for a minute, wipes off
    his
    face and says, "Nah...its just some ice in my
    moustache..."
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   nursegoodguy
    Did that say eskimo 'joke-off' color... LOL
  4. by   BadBird
    LOL LOL LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. by   suzannasue
    Thanks for the laugh...must put this one in my "going to work" repoitoire!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   epg_pei
  7. by   live4today
    In all due respect to Alaskan Natives......they do not refer to themselves as Eskimos...as a matter of fact....they despise being referred to that way....that is a "slang" name given them by NON-Alaskans just like the many "slang" names that have been given to other racial cultures over time. Thanks for letting me state the facts on this, sunnygirl. Carry on..... :kiss
  8. by   Lausana
    I suppose we could substitute "Alaskian", or "Person from a cold weather climate" :chuckle Good one, Sunny!
  9. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Lausana
    I suppose we could substitute "Alaskian", or "Person from a cold weather climate" :chuckle Good one, Sunny!
    Now...that would be a nice choice...not only nice...but true since people from Alaska ARE Alaskans! :kiss
  10. by   donmurray
    Sometimes I worry about you guys Here's a joke involving performing a sexual act on a wild animal and you are concerned over the PC nature of the wording!:roll

    Great joke
  11. by   live4today
    Originally posted by donmurray
    Sometimes I worry about you guys Here's a joke involving performing a sexual act on a wild animal.... and you are concerned over the PC nature of the wording!:roll

    Great joke
    Call me something that I am not....and ummm...YEAH!!!
  12. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    Call me something that I am not....and ummm...YEAH!!!
    ummm....sooooo...you blow seals? i assume so from your response?

    lol
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    An Inuit brought his snowmobile in for servicing. He
    told
    the mechanic that it wasn't running right. The
    mechanic took
    a look at the snowmobile , turned to the Inuit and
    said,
    "It doesn't look too bad, but I think you've blown a
    seal."

    ... The Inuit looks puzzled for a minute, wipes off
    his
    face and says, "Nah...its just some ice in my
    moustache..."
    there....how's this?
  14. by   sunnygirl272
    originally posted by sunnygirl272

    originally posted by sunnygirl272
    an inuit brought his snowmobile in for servicing. he
    told
    the mechanic that it wasn't running right. the
    mechanic took
    a look at the snowmobile , turned to the inuit and
    said,
    "it doesn't look too bad, but i think you've blown a
    seal."

    ... the inuit looks puzzled for a minute, wipes off
    his
    face and says, "nah...its just some ice in my
    moustache..."
    there....how's this?

    nah..let's see...

    a person of no specific ethnicity/nationality/race/color/creed/gender/sexual preference/handicap brought his/her snowmobile in for servicing.
    (s)he told the mechanic that it wasn't running right. the
    mechanic took a look at the snowmobile , turned to the person of no specific ethnicity/nationality/race/color/creed/gender/sexual preference/handicap and said,
    "it doesn't look too bad, but i think you've blown a
    seal."

    ... the person of no specific ethnicity/nationality/race/color/creed/gender/sexual preference/handicap looks puzzled for a minute, wipes off
    his/her face and says, "nah...its just some ice in my
    moustache..."


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    now...i am sorry to those who were offended by my use of the term eskimo..had no idea it was a slur..thought honestly it was a catchall term for people who are native to alaska-type places....
    and actually, i just did a bit of research...

    http://www.dictionary.com/search?q=eskimo
    es-ki-mo pronunciation key (sk-m)
    n. pl. eskimo or es-ki-mos

    a group of peoples inhabiting the arctic coastal regions of north america and parts of greenland and northeast siberia.
    a member of any of these peoples. see usage note at native american.
    any of the languages of the eskimo peoples.


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    [french esquimaux, possibly from spanish esquimao, esquimal, from montagnais ayashkimew, micmac.]
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    eski-moan adj.
    usage note: eskimo has come under strong attack in recent years for its supposed offensiveness, and many americans today either avoid this term or feel uneasy using it. it is widely known that inuit, a term of ethnic pride, offers an acceptable alternative, but it is less well understood that inuit cannot substitute for eskimo in all cases, being restricted in usage to the inuit-speaking peoples of arctic canada and parts of greenland. in alaska and arctic siberia, where inuit is not spoken, the comparable terms are inupiaq and yupik, neither of which has gained as wide a currency in english as inuit. while use of these terms is often preferable when speaking of the appropriate linguistic group, none of them can be used of the eskimoan peoples as a whole; -the only inclusive term remains eskimo. the claim that eskimo is offensive is based primarily on a popular but disputed etymology tracing its origin to an abenaki word meaning "eaters of raw meat." though modern linguists speculate that the term actually derives from a montagnais word referring to the manner of lacing a snowshoe, the matter remains undecided, and meanwhile many english speakers have learned to perceive eskimo as a derogatory term invented by unfriendly outsiders in scornful reference to their neighbors' unsophisticated eating habits. see usage note at inuit



    anyhoo...live&learn...again, sorry to those i offended by my entirely unintended slur....to those who were offended by the inferred bestiality....bugger off....:chuckle
    Last edit by sunnygirl272 on Aug 25, '02

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