Friday, September 26, 2008

QI: Eskimo Pronouns

Stephen Fry negates the widely-held belief that Eskimos have scores of names for snow, and instead asserts that the Aleutian language features 32 demonstrative pronouns, compared to English's four or five.

The relevant part of this clip begins at about 3:38 and terminates at about 5:25.

Quite interesting.


Loz said...

Ha ha, this is sooo, funny. Three of my favourite comedians on the same show.This show is one of mine and my sisters favorites and we alwaystake turns in immitating, Jo Brand, Fry and Julian Clary. Also really interesting about about the eskimo pronouns and Ping Pong, hah hah.