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American Geographic

American Geographic

This morning I received a rather hilarious but at the same time disturbing image: a screencap from the Chicago-based television channel WGN9 reporting on the situation in South Africa – or should I say South America. I have seen similar screencaps before where Iraq has been placed where Outer Mongolia should be or where Paris has been relocated to northern Romania or the Outer Hebrides, but this one takes the biscuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Journalistic Geography

It is often said that the world is becoming a smaller place, and that increasing number are travelling overseas; however, this doesn’t appear to have helped what is a large number of journalists whose lack of geographic knowledge makes one think think that they might be sitting on their elbows all day.

First we had a rather sad report in the Daily Mail on those miserable souls shelling out silly money in search of a bride from the former Soviet Union – and the claim that the Black Sea resort of Odessa is in what was “Soviet Russia” (it is in fact in the Ukraine), and today a report in the Telegraph on Sacha Baron Cohen suggesting that the Romanian town of Glod – where the village scenes for Borat were filmed – is in Kazakhstan.

I’ll be posting more on this theme whenever I find them…

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