Ask Google: Where can I find a good used icon?

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For some time now, few words have been more over-used in arts crit and in journalism generally than "icon," a term typically used to describe religious idols and artifacts until, well, the famous became gods themselves. Here's how various sorts of modern icons stack up according to Google: 

"American icon" 168,000
"cultural icon" 134,000
"rock icon" 54,600
"movie icon" 27,500
"pop culture icon" 26,300
"film icon" 25,800
"art icon" 17,500
"literary icon" 8,280

Coming soon at CTG: Who's your iconic daddy?


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