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Actually, there is an Arapaho word for 'pliers'

Commentards bite BuzzGasm with tooyo'oenoo'

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The Vulture Central backroom boys are running around like headless chickens following the revelation that our new BuzzGasm feed is not functioning to the high standards of factual accuracy our demanding readers expect.

For those of you not familiar with BuzzGasm, the El Reg Strategy Boutique describes it as "an automated aggregator which trawls the internet in search of lively tech-related imagery and compiles it into a fantastic numbered list".

And absolutely fantastic it is too, apart from a shocking ignorance of Native American languages.

Yesterday, in an enlightening listicle entitled "9 Incredible Things You Never Knew About PLIERS!", it claimed: "The Arapaho Have No Word For Pliers".

An American Indian pondering just what pliers are

It didn't take our beloved commentards long to point out that pliers are called tooyo'oenoo' in Northern Arapaho. This brilliantly translates as "they bite", which they certainly do.

Reader Peter Gordon had already provocatively suggested the correct Arapaho term is "chaka demus", but when faced with irrefutable proof, conceded: "Ahh yes. I think 'chaka demus' is a southern Arapaho variation."

It's a fascinating linguistic debate, to be sure, but we'll have to leave you lot to it while we take the tooyo'oenoo' to the BuzzGasm server. Thank you for your patience. ®

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