Snowclone deflation

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 29 18:42:01 UTC 2013

This is likely the lowest number I've seen associated with "Eskimo words
for snow". Even writers who approach the original snowclone skeptically
usually give a higher number.
> It is said that Eskimos have eight words for snow, and the French have
> a dozen words for love. But in Italy, an uber chef could fill a small
> dictionary with the many different words for pasta. (Think penne,
> ziti, and cavatappi just to name a few.)

In this version, Eskimos are losing to the French and Italians. Ouch!


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