Tag Archive: poem

“Jumper is Chinook for thief”

I’ve written about the lexical contributions of Chinook Jargon to our Pacific Northwest English. ┬áBut here’s a piece about English speakers’ fairly early view of CJ as a kind of slang of its… Continue reading

Te Deums: Hyas soclee tyee

Found in The Atlin [BC] Claim, Saturday, April 21, 1900, page 4, column 3. A classic 19th-century newspaper doggerel poem, which assumes the reader understands ‘Chinook’, titled┬áTe Deums: TE DEUMS. “The Prince of… Continue reading