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Re: Geography
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1312  Friday, 1 June 2001

[1]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 May 2001 09:49:06 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1306 Re: Geography

[2]     From:   Bruce Young <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 May 2001 12:53:36 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1306 Re: Geography

[3]     From:   Paul E. Doniger <
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        Date:   Thursday, 31 May 2001 21:05:04 -0400
        Subj:   Fw: SHK 12.1306 Re: Geography

[4]     From:   Graham Hall <
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        Date:   Friday, 01 Jun 2001 09:53:56 -0000
        Subj:   Gaunt Assumption


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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 31 May 2001 09:49:06 -0700
Subject: 12.1306 Re: Geography
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1306 Re: Geography

Terence asks about why Gaunt would see England as an island.

These sorts of errors strike me as rather common:  Canada always treats
itself as the north, when it's mostly south of Greenland; half of Europe
talks of itself as the 'west', when it's clearly east of the Atlantic;
the US keeps saying that it's bordered by oceans, when it's also
bordered by neighbouring states; Australia calls itself down under, when
all you have to do is flip over a globe to see that it's up over; and so
forth.

Cheers,
Se

 

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