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New World

Poll #395263 The New World

What does the "New World" include?

North and South America
19(70.4%)
North and South America, plus Australia and New Zealand
3(11.1%)
North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa
5(18.5%)

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kashmera
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
OK, I guessed and got the wrong answer, but here is
some info from Wikipedia.

Interesting that it depends on the context you are using the term in...
tammabanana
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:40 pm (UTC)
*clicka* That is pretty cool.
owlfish
Dec. 1st, 2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
There isn't a right or a wrong answer to this, although you've found part of the explanation for why the question came up in the first place. Over lunch we came up with all three definitions: I've always thought it was N & S America; Colin thought it included Australasia, and for wines it includes most of the world that's not Europe.

I wanted to survey usage - particularly if there was a divide between Brits and North Americans as to what it included. Whatever you put was right, because all I wanted to know was how you thought of it.
kashmera
Dec. 1st, 2004 03:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds like Colin and I agreed then.
tammabanana
Dec. 1st, 2004 01:39 pm (UTC)
Hunh. I never thought about that before; I've only ever really heard "The New World" in context of Columbus, which was what I based my answer on (N. and S. America only).
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