[Scottish] Thursday Night Update

Huard, Elise - D C&W Consultant scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Oct 9 09:54:00 2002

Oceania (pretty sure it's a continent - what i've always been told) and

	From:  Graeme Mathieson [SMTP:mathie+slug@wossname.org.uk]
	Sent:  09 October 2002 09:44
	To:  'scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk'
	Subject:  Re: [Scottish] Thursday Night Update

	On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 08:50:11AM +0100, Ian Drake, IT, CIR, SE
Dunbartonshire wrote:
	> Oceania? Isn't that a group of islands from the continents of Asia
	> Australasia?

	OK, how many continents are there and what are they?  The only
	thing Google turned up[1] was that only 15% of people in the UK are
able to
	name all seven continents.  It neglected to say what they were.  I
	America, Europe, Asia, Antartica and Africa.  I'd thought Oceania
was a
	sixth but I'm reliably informed that it and Asia are Australasia
	you're American).  And from the look of the world map on the wall in
	office[2], there is is a ridge connecting Australia to Asia so that
	sounds reasonable.

	So, what's 6 and 7 then? :-)

	[1] http://www.parents.org.uk/index.html?news_continents.htm&2
	[2] What are we doing tonight, Pinky?
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