|Re: This is an iconic moment
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Author: CDB Date: Sep 6, 2008 13:30
> On Sep 5, 10:57 am, Chuck Riggs eircom.net> wrote:
>> Just heard on ITV News from a reporter on an ice-free section of
>> water near the North Pole that hasn't been free of ice for
>> thousands of years:
>> "This is an iconic moment."
>> Was his use of "iconic" appropriate?
> I don't think so. Here's something fairly close in the recent news:
> Edmonton Journal
> Polar bear status a political hot topic
> Edmonton Journal, Canada - Aug 23, 2008
> ... to do about polar bears that are getting hard hit by the
> climate change that is melting the platform of ice the iconic
> animals hunt on. ...
Well, there's one on the toonie. And NWT license plates are
--shaped. And I think they put tiny ones on our brand of
unbloody diamonds. Icons of a kind.