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Origin of News


buteman
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Another daft one probably.

Switched on the news this morning and looking at the word News, I automatically thought of North.East.West and South and then thought is that where the original word news came from.

Going back thousands of years I suppose everyone was interested in all news but would everyone have known about North East West and South.

A bit like what came firs the Chicken or the Egg.

All I can say in my defense is that I must have been really bored this morning.

AitchBEE sorry if I beat you to this one.

Anyone know the answer in case it stops me from getting to sleep tonight.

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Al94

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buteman

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Al94

Wow that was quick,maybe I should have tried Googling first.

I assumed that they were different but nice to get the facts.

I am almost sure that we used to get news either from the Radio or TV that said it was coming from the The North East South and West. But maybe I am just imagining it.Anyone remember that one or was it just me as usual.

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Quickbeam

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It's news as long as it's newer than yesterday's news.

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buteman

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Quickbeam

Yes nothing to do with the compass points as it works out.So looks like my question has been answered so will put this one to sleep now.

Wonder what I will think of next.

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spuds

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"Wonder what I will think of next"

The mind is a very powerful object, there's sure to be something coming along soon :O)

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Aitchbee

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"Wonder what I will think of next"? Buteman, think of nothing, if you've got the time, and then report back here...pronto...to tell us all about it ;o)

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