Tuesday, September 23, 2008

so-called glacier


Blue saw this at St Mary's Glacier in Colorado. Evidently it's borderline for the label "glacier".

4 comments:

CrazyBunnyLady said...

sign of global warming?

Nothing said...

The "glacier" can be extremely dangerous! Yeah, right. No one's willing to admit that it's really just a glorified snowball.

Joe St said...

Actually... this is an absolutely correct use of quotations marks.

St. Mary's Glacier is a very large snow field. It has been called "St. Mary's Glacier" for many years, but it is not really a glacier because it doesn't move.

Thus, the sign accomplishes its intended purpose while remaining scientifically correct.

Bob P said...

Joe st is right. It's actually an alice and not really a glacier. A rare correct usage of quotations.