- From Inuktitut ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ (inuksuk, "in the likeness of a human"). (Wiktionary)
“The emblem of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games is an inukshuk, which is a statute built by layering stones on top of one another.”
“These structures are known as inukshuk (pronounced 'in-ook-shook').”
“An "inukshuk", is an Indian expression which roughly translated tells "man made of stone who points the way" Inuksuit (that's the correct plural) are stone cairns which were erected at important locations throughout the barrens to serve as guideposts.”
“A contemporary version of the "inukshuk" is the official emblem of the Games.”
“Vicki said they're "inukshuk," rock cairns built to show the way back.”
“-- on incorporating their music, artwork and other traditions: The official emblem of the Games is a contemporary interpretation of "inukshuk," a human-like rock statue.”
“In addition to doing our webcasts, the other main task we had was the building of a memorial inukshuk to the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.”
“The memorials take the form of an inukshuk, a stone sculpture in rough human form used by the Inuit to mark territory.”
“On Wednesday, 18 July 2007, Leroy Chiao, Matt Reyes, myself and a group of Inuit students constructed a memorial inukshuk on Devon Island to honor the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger.”
“At noon today, the English Bay inukshuk that inspired the 2010 Olympics logo received its red mittens.”
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Good for intermediate and advanced spellers and anybody who wants to use words with precision
Words known to Canadians. These may not be understood by other North Americans, eh?
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Useful words to have in your backpack.
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