Talk:tip of the iceberg

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I think this expression comes from the dutch expression because Iceberg is a loan word from the Dutch language so maybe this expression is a "loan expression"? —This comment was unsigned.

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tip + iceberg. The tip is only a small portion of the iceberg that can be seen, and has been used as a warning to sailors, though the phrase was coined from the incident of the "Titanic" [From entry]

The picture says more. The timing would be credible only if we had citations. DCDuring TALK 20:56, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Wrong picture[edit]

About 1/9 of the iceberg volume is above the surface. That means that only a little less than 1/4 of its cross section is above. In the picture much less than 1/4 is above.