Food Trivia Answer
How do you say "blueberry pie" in Ojibwa / Chippewa?
TR: "Could you tell us how you ask for a piece of blueberry pie in Chippewa?"
Paul Buffalo: "You know I had a lot of laughs over that [word for pie]. One time I says ah . . . I said to my . . . the next table, I says, “pass that baa-tay . . .” , it's ah . . . apple pie, “Pass that baa - tay - mi - shi - mi - ni - /\ - bii - tu - sI - jay - g/\n - i - bash - kI - mI - /\ - ssay - g - /\/ - d/\ - b/\ - kway - \ii - g/\n - sI - gu - bun.”
"And everybody looked at me. 'What happened to you?'”
"I said . . . I said 'Pass the pie over there.'”
"That's how it's made, the sauce and all that stuff you know, how . . . how it's prepared. And a lot of the jaw-breaker [are like that]."
Paul Buffalo interview, 1971