Not Enough Words for “Friend”
by Kathleen Wilker
I’m from Canada. Up here, we’ve all heard that the indigenous people in the far North of our country, the Inuit, have hundreds of words for snow. Because snow is so important in their culture, they need to distinguish between hard-packed snow, fresh snow, snow in a blizzard and light snow, to name just a few possibilities. When your lives depend on something, you name it carefully and in great detail.
There are not enough words for friend in the English language. We can say friend, best friend,... read more