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Old April 20th 17, 05:40 PM posted to,
Peter Duncanson
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Default Meeja strikes again?

On Wed, 19 Apr 2017 22:51:26 +0100, "Woody"

Did anyone see the 10pm news on BBC1 tonight?

An item about the 'armarda' that Donald Trump supposedly sent to 'keep
eye' on the works of North Korea. The 6th fleet was in Singapore and
despatched accordingly.

Some bright sub-ed came up with the idea of generating a graphic map
to show
the relative locations. Nothing wrong with that except that someone
decided to put a compass on it (er, doesn't everyone know that North
is up?)
and the got E and W reversed.

I rest my case.

I wonder, I just wonder.

From a position in (preferably on!) the Pacific Ocean the countries we
describe as "the East": China, Japan, etc, are on the left, and the
countries we describe as "the West" are on the right.

So, from that Pacific viewpoint interpreting "East" and "West" as those
groups of countries:

E + W

Peter Duncanson