inukshuk

1 Story

Winter Games Logo More Obscure Than a Pile of Rocks
 Winter Games Logo 
 More Obscure Than 
 a Pile of Rocks 
VANCOUVER OLYMPICS

Winter Games Logo More Obscure Than a Pile of Rocks

Inuit stone marker inukshuk now a popular lawn ornament

(Newser) - The answer to the head-scratching surrounding the Vancouver Olympics logo—“It looks like an alien,” says one spectator—is a head-scratching name: inukshuk. It means “something that substitutes for a person” in Inuit, and denotes a traditional marker built to mark camp sites or memorialize tragedy. It’...

1 Story
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.