Oid, Lake (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Lake Oid (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Water body
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
One of two small lakes (the other Lake Iule), between Lake Buddha and Penance Pass, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
Named by VUWAE 4 1960-61 (Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition). Advised that the name may be a diminuative, applied following a habit of Texan geologist Dick Blank, due to the small size or ephemeral nature of the lake. 'Dick talked about fact-oids meaning observations we thought were correct only to find they did not stand up to subsequent testing. So other nouns like dinner became dinner-oid when the evening meal was burnt on the primus and became inedible. Its all a bit infantile but odd things happen when people are confined to share a tent for two months in an isolated environment.' First named on 'Geological Map of the Koettliz-Blue Glacier Region' 1963.
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