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Ed Harris (Venezia)
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Date Posted: 18:24:29 11/06/04 Sat
In reply to: Jim (Canada) 's message, "Too bad the BBC ignores Canada" on 14:14:56 11/06/04 Sat
I once read an article about the British world view and how it has little to do with actual geography. The USA is where Ireland is, Canada is a small forest on a hill somewhere around Vancouver; Australia is in the Middle East, New Zealand is on a different planet; India is about where Holland is, and Europe is a small cluster of picturesque towns around Calais; who knows where South America might be, or what it's for; and Africa doesn't exist, except for Sun City.
I think the significant part here is the US position... it hardly seems like far away, and the fact that, eg, Concorde flew between London and New York and never went to Ottowa has rather entrenched the idea that the US is more important and closer.
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