A world beyond (y)our shores.

It never ceases to peeve me that Wikipedia articles have a tendency to refer to US cities, states and landmarks without clarifying which country they are referring to. It’s even worse still when Australian publications do this. Sydney Morning Herald, I know referring to the British Monarch as “the Queen” has got us all into bad habits, but as far as I’m aware Australia hasn’t yet officially declared itself to be the 51st State of America, and as such Barack Obama is not “the President” unless, of course, that statement is directly followed up with “of the United States”.


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