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post #21 of 134
I call them eskimo kisses. I'm confused why it would be confused as a racial slur since
it's not insulting. So I looked it up on Wikipedia to find the origin and it's called a eskimo
kiss because it's the actual Eskimo greeting of rubbing noses.

So I think we can all be safe using the term.
post #22 of 134
It is considered a racial slur because the inuit do not want to be called eskimos.
post #23 of 134
i concur. i do not say eskimos.

when ds was around two he started saying "lets snuff" (lol) so that's what we call it. ah, kids.
post #24 of 134
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The term Eskimo can include the Alutiiq, Inupiat, Sug'piak, and Yup'ik Eskimo populations of Alaska, and the Yupik population of Eastern Russia. The speakers of the Yupik languages self-identify as Eskimo [1], but the majority of the Native population in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland prefer to be called "Inuit" (Canada's Eastern Arctic), "Inuinnait" (Canada's Central Arctic) or "Kalaallit" (Greenland). Many people find the term Eskimo belittling.
Bolding mine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eskimo
post #25 of 134
Nose kisses.
post #26 of 134
I grew up calling them Eskimo kisses, we had DD and DH called them Penguin kisses.
Now they're either Penguin kisses, or nose kisses
post #27 of 134
Really?
post #28 of 134
We always called them Eskimo kisses growing up.

I like 'penguin kisses' . That's sweet.
post #29 of 134
We call them "nosies," as the term "eskimo" isn't what the Inuit people prefer to be called, and even if they did, we still wouldn't use the phrase, just like we sit pretzel-style rather than "Indian style". I figure it doesn't cost us anything to be extra careful and considerate, and I would hate to offend someone, even accidentally, when I know there are potentially issues.
post #30 of 134
Dd#2 calls them "rosie posey nosey kisses." Her middle name is Rose and we used to sing a song that went "Rosey my posey, you're sleepy and dozey" to her when she was little and I think that she got the rosey posey part from that.
post #31 of 134
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Originally Posted by Maple Leaf Mama View Post
Nose kisses.

The reason Eskimo is considered a slur is because it means meat eater.
The Northern Canadian dwellers prefer to be called Inuit (pronounced In-you-eet)
Thought it was "raw meat eater".

Kind of a pointless term since no one's actually an "Eskimo".


We "nuzzle" noses.

Butterfly kisses are with the eyelashes.
post #32 of 134
I said Eskimo kisses at first, then it hit me that it's probably offensive. We call them nose kisses now.
post #33 of 134
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
We call them "nosies," as the term "eskimo" isn't what the Inuit people prefer to be called, and even if they did, we still wouldn't use the phrase, just like we sit pretzel-style rather than "Indian style". I figure it doesn't cost us anything to be extra careful and considerate, and I would hate to offend someone, even accidentally, when I know there are potentially issues.
We sit 'like a pretzel' too, we also call it 'cris-cros- applesauce' when we sit that way.
post #34 of 134
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Thought it was "raw meat eater".
Yes, you're right.
post #35 of 134
Well, when we touch noses, dd and ds chant, "nosey touchy, nosey touchy," so we call it nosey-touchy.
post #36 of 134
I always call it "nosey nosey"
post #37 of 134
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Originally Posted by ChristaN View Post
Dd#2 calls them "rosie posey nosey kisses." Her middle name is Rose and we used to sing a song that went "Rosey my posey, you're sleepy and dozey" to her when she was little and I think that she got the rosey posey part from that.
Awww! This is just so cute.
post #38 of 134
Nosers
post #39 of 134
doesn't everyone know the correct term is "mugga mugga"? three generations in my family call it that!
post #40 of 134
It actually makes me mad when such a big deal is made out of something so innocent. It's clearly not meant as an insult. Isn't "Eskimo" a term for the natives of a cold land? How is that insulting!? A term like "indian giver"...THAT is wrong; but "Eskimo Kisses"...it's just cute.

In my opinion, you could call someone a "flower" and if you say it with the right tone and intention, it could be made into an insult. It's not a word that's insulting, it's the intention behind it.

That being said, I also think that the right attitude can turn a word into something that's regarded as not so bad anymore. The best thing I can relate this to, is people of color using the term "my n*gga's" in reference to their friends and putting a positive spin on a word that was once more regarded as a derrogatory racial insult. That is the kind of thinking that effectuates change. I admire and respect black culture and the way they've taken their social power back.

I don't understand the whole racism thing. Why would you hate someone based solely on the color of their skin (or religion, etc). I mean, who cares? If you're uncomfortable around people who are "different" from you; don't hang out with them. There shouldn't be a wish of harm on those who are different; that's just dumb - and a waste of time. Live and let live.

Sorry, went off on a tangeant. I think I had that bottled up for a bit. People really p*ss me off sometimes. Especially stupid people. I wish we could all just live harmoniously; and if you don't like someone for whatever reason; keep it to yourself and go on with your life. There's just no need for things like racial violence, anti-homosexual campaigns and religious wars. It's all just a waste of energy that could be better spent fighting environment pollutions so we have a world to live harmoniously in tomorrow!!!

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