Tag Archive: tolo

The first rule of Tolo Club is

…you don’t invite high school girls to Tolo dances. Tolo is a girls-invite-boys dance whose name came from Chinook Jargon “to beat” [at one’s own game I reckon]. ┬áNowadays it’s mostly a high-school… Continue reading

Northwest nerdery: Soccer + Chinook Jargon

Northwest nerdery: soccer + Chinook Jargon… Portland Timbers fans holding up banners during the national anthem before a match: “TIMBERS HIAS SKOOKUM” (it’s a chant, too) “WHITECAPS HIAS CULTUS” “SOUNDERS HIAS MESACHIE” “TIMBERS… Continue reading