I keep noticing odd-smelling claims around the Internet that “chittim” is a word from Chinook Jargon. I haven’t found proof. I think it ain’t. Chittim (or chittem or chittam) is said to be… Continue reading
This talk was fun to give! “The Chinook Jargon We Never Knew–But Will“ David Robertson speaks at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, April 3rd, 2013.
Four Years in British Columbia and Vancouver Island: An Account of Their Forests, Rivers, Coasts, Gold Fields and Resources for Colonisation By Richard C. Mayne. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1862. More or less a… Continue reading
A “Letter from Frazer River” [sic, the usual spelling back then] takes up parts of columns 3 and 4 on page 2 in the Olympia, Washington Territory Pioneer and Democrat edition of Friday, August… Continue reading
By Dave Bidini in the National Post. Give’r! But it sounds like he stopped right about the Alberta-BC border, eh? 😉 I’ve never heard BC folks call each other “Skookum”. See my addendum below.… Continue reading