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Old 12-12-2010, 11:47 PM   #214 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 04_Sentra View Post

According to the Saga of Eric the Red: "He named the land Greenland, saying that people would be eager to go there if it had a good name." Of course you have to be skeptical of legends but there isn't another generally accepted explanation.
He must have been waay ahead of his time when it came to advertising and PR skills. Apparently the folks from Iceland didn't know him, as he might have done better for them in naming their turf.