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Re: Geography
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1429  Friday, 8 June 2001

From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Thursday, 07 Jun 2001 12:37:40 -0700
Subject: 12.1411 Re: Geography
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1411 Re: Geography

Gabriel Egan adds to my comments on Gaunt's 'island' that

>Until the mid-1980s, weather reports on British television used to show
>the artificial statelet of Northern Ireland entirely surrounded by
>water, as though the larger republic from which it is partitioned were
>submerged.

Actually, this is fairly common in a lot of countries, especially for
the sorts of stylized maps used for weather reports.  France refers to
itself as a hexagon, for instance, which term doesn't distinguish
between water boundaries and international frontiers.  My sister owns a
pendant in the shape of Qu

 

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