RE: Glacier

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in iceland •  4 months ago

Have you ever wondered @knircky, why Greenland, most of which is covered by the permanent ice, has in its name the adjective “green”, when on the other hand, Iceland, consisting of the words “ice” and “land,” is actually much greener? One theory claims that this was indeed intentional. The Vikings who settled in Iceland considered the island habitable, so they named it Iceland, hoping that the name would be enough to discourage other European nations attempting to make their own settlements. They named Greenland to achieve just the opposite, as they didn’t care if some other nation was willing to colonize the iceberg in the freezing ocean. However, this theory is apparently highly unlikely. You could ask some people there, maybe they now. Nice glacier shot you made there.

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