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Old Feb 5th 2013, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by Steve_
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CI..._Caribbean.png

Hey it's the CIA so it must be true.
Presumably Bermuda is also in the Caribbean? . .... So maybe the Azores and the Canary Islands are in the Caribbean too?
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Old Feb 5th 2013, 6:07 am
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Um you've lost me, can't see Bermuda on that map.
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
I would NOt consider Bermuda (for obvious reasons) part of the Carib, BUT I would consider the Bahamas to be.
You can consider it to be if you want, but it isn't.
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Originally Posted by cindyabs
I would NOt consider Bermuda (for obvious reasons) part of the Carib, BUT I would consider the Bahamas to be.
They are both in the Caribbean Zone of CONCACAF, so that trumps everything else. Football rules the world.
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Originally Posted by Steve_
Um you've lost me, can't see Bermuda on that map.
It seems to be a common misunderstanding in the US.... I know several people who have told me they have been on a Caribbean cruise, and when asked where, they say "to Bermuda".
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
They are both in the Caribbean Zone of CONCACAF, so that trumps everything else. Football rules the world.
Israel is apparently part of Europe, based upon its participation in the Eurovision song contest. Bad music rules the world.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
You can consider it to be if you want, but it isn't.
There are multiple definitions, what one are you using?
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Originally Posted by RoadWarriorFromLP
Israel is apparently part of Europe, based upon its participation in the Eurovision song contest. Bad music rules the world.
Bizarre that many Israelites seem to think of themselves as European. Maybe UEFA and Eurovision are to blame
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux
Makes a change from them thinking it's all foggy and cobbled
And of course everybody has a butler, bowler hat and a brolly!
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
They are both in the Caribbean Zone of CONCACAF, so that trumps everything else. Football rules the world.
So apparently Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname are not in South America? .... Though, granted, if I was on the national football team I'd rather try to qualify for the World Cup and the Olympics by playing against St Lucia, Jamaica, Curacao, and the Turks & Caicos Islands, than against Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.

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Originally Posted by kimilseung
There are multiple definitions, what one are you using?
Er, islands actually in, or with coastline in, the Caribbean Sea, which is bounded to the north by the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico).

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Er, islands actually in the Caribbean Sea, which is bounded to the north by the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico).
And that's one way of looking at it
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
And that's one way of looking at it
So the next time I spill some coffee, you presumably recommend that I tell Mrs P that the coffee she can see on the table is actually still in the cup nearby?
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
So the next time I spill some coffee, you presumably recommend that I tell Mrs P that the coffee she can see on the table is actually still in the cup nearby?
I have no problem in influence and political definitions merging with strict geographic ones and vice versa. It does not insult my sensibilities.

Having said that I jump down peoples throats when people incorrectly describe the Chinese province of Xizang as Tibet.
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Originally Posted by kimilseung
I have no problem in influence and political definitions merging with strict geographic ones and vice versa. It does not insult my sensibilities.

Having said that I jump down peoples throats when people incorrectly describe the Chinese province of Xizang as Tibet.
well of course, they ARE spelled differently!
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