[Ads-l] politically correct geography

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Tue Jun 13 19:58:38 EDT 2017


Yes, it's quite disgraceful -- the bit at the top is obviously the Scottish
Channel.  As for the Irish Sea ...

Robin

> 
>     On 13 June 2017 at 23:51 Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
>     We know by now that it's "East Asia" not "the Orient" and that it's vital
>     to write "Kosovo" with one S, not two. If you're talking about South Korea
>     (not North), the Sea of Japan is "the East Sea." The "Persian Gulf" is now
>     the "Arabian Gulf," because not only is there no longer any "Persia," an
>     "Iranian Gulf" sounds like a territorial claim by the wrong side.Two
>     hundred years ago the "German Ocean" became the "North Sea."
> 
>     Still I was surprised to hear a UK official mention "the British Channel."
> 
>     JL
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