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Thread #31945   Message #2624963
Posted By: Rowan
05-May-09 - 06:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Other Side (Tiny Tim) Icecaps are melting
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Icecaps are melting
mousethief: Um, my Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary defines the word "ice cap" as "a large contiguous FLOATING expanse of ice." The South Pole is a CONTINENT called ANTARTICA covered by a GLACIER (actually several of them).

People who've been there, and most with any detailed memory of geography, will recall "Antarctica" has two "c"s; it's the pole opposite the Arctic, which also has two "c"s.

Cheers, Rowan