Thursday, October 12, 2017


Canada’s largest school board says it is phasing out the word “chief” from senior staff’s job titles out of respect for Indigenous peoples.


rickn8or said...

I couldn't wait for my fellow sailors to call me "Chief."

From Wiktionary:

From Middle English, borrowed from Old French chief (“leader”), from Vulgar Latin *capum (from which also captain, chieftain), from Latin caput (“head”) (English cap (“head covering”)), from Proto-Indo-European *kauput- (English head).

Anonymous said...

They're showing their ignorance - do they suppose the hundred or so tribes of North America - all or any of them - used the English/Norman word "chief" in their hundred or so dialects and languages, or did they have their own unique appellation for their leaders?
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

StarBanker said...

Man, this is just retarded. No indigenous people spoke English, much less used the word "Chief."

Anonymous said...

Good to learn that Indians back then used the word CHIEF!

oy vey ole' said...

OTOH it's possible that the board couldn't correctly spell Chief, so there's that.

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