There are apparently six different ways to say “stop” in Inuktitut. I snapped these two stop sign versions in Rankin Inlet (left) and in Iqaluit, Nunavut.
On a recent trip to Nunavut to
check out one of Canada Goose’s new Resource Centres, I noticed something strange about the stop signs—the Inuktitut words were not all the same. “Is it just me, or are the translations on the stop signs different?” I asked Jimi Onalik, First Air’s business development manager—and our super-patient host and de facto tour guide—as he showed us around Rankin Inlet.
Find out how the translations differ…