No, I did not dream of igloos last night. I still haven’t googled to see which way is the proper way to spell it, but since Patty (a.k.a. Claire Croxton, lived in Alaska for a good while) suggested I write about iglu’s, I’m betting she also knows how to spell it.
However, I know nothing about igloos. So I still have to Google…
Alright, done it. And guess what? We’re both right, but she’s more right (even if my WordPress spellchecker says she’s wrong). Iglu is the Inuit spelling. Igloo must be some phonetic sort of adaptation the rest of the world adopted.
Something else I learned is that they aren’t always built of snow. If you’d like to learn more about igluit, which is the proper way to say more than one iglu, here’s a link to the wiki page.
Thanks, Patty Iglu was a good word for today. I even have a way to tie this topic in with my writing topic.
An iglu is an insulating shelter against a harsh outer world. Sometimes my creative spark is so vulnerable, it needs a metaphorical iglu to protect it and keep it alive when real-life threatens to stamp it out.