Objects in Mirror

Snow: Drifting from the definition

Posted at 7:42 AM on December 27, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

According to urban legend the Inuits have 100 words for snow, which could be a debate in its own right. I've no doubt their languages employ better words for the white stuff even if there aren't dozens in use. But what happens when we take that one, little, four-letter word "snow" and use it multiple ways? We get this morning's links:

* White means green for winter tourism industry (MPR) Art Hughes digs into snow business.

* The trumpeter swans come to Monticello Snow white birds on the Mississippi's snow covered riverbanks. Tim Post's images are worth the click.

* 'Cocaine Shortage' May Be a Myth (NPR) "...fact-checking by NPR reveals that while there are indeed spot shortages of cocaine, they are neither nationwide nor unprecedented."

I guess snow can mean money whether you're talking tourism, photographs, or drugs.

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