Thursday, December 24, 2009

Eskimo Gibberish?


(image from vintage_ads)

Recently, kottke posted this vintage ad featuring two "Eskimos" with one saying , and I quote, "Kripik igloo sop frofu torky."  Commenter bluebear2 at vintage_ads notes that none of those words appear in the online Inuktitut Dictionary. I would be surprised and impressed if this was anything but gibberish, but I know next to nothing about the Eskimo-Aleut family of languages. I Googled the sentence (to use that word lightly) and found nothing, of course. Just thought I'd throw it out there. Any experts out there care to confirm the obvious?

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