Il etait un fuwa

The Fuwa (ridiculously translated as "Friendlies") are the Beijing Games mascots. They each represent an Olympic ring colour and a traditional Chinese element, as well as being animated Olympic/Chinese characters: Beibei the fish, Jingjing the panda, Huanhuan the Olympic flame, Yingying the Tibetan antelope, and Nini the Beijing swallow.

We thought the Vanouver Olympics could also have five mascots, representing the regions of Canada:

- Toketoke the Vancouver joint
- Graingrain the motionless blade of Saskatchewan wheat
- Slagslag the lump of Sudbury coal
- Rockrock the Inukshuk
- Clubclub the baby seal

Also on our list as possibilities are curdcurd the poutine, puckpuck the hockey puck, and meme the Torontonian. Other suggestions are welcome.

Posted by chrisdye on August 7, 2008 with category tags of

TamTam, the Montreal hippie
SuckySucky, the toothless Halifax crone
   comment by vinny9 (#33) on August 7, 2008

Oiloil, the Albertan;
Rielriel, the Manitoban;
Dronedrone, the Ottawan;
Dopedope, the Newfie;
Fishfish, the Acadian;
Spudspud, the Prince-Edward Islander;
Kiltkilt, the New Scot.
   comment by Jean Naimard on August 15, 2008


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