North, South, East, West.
The four corners of the world.
The four points of a compass.
The four directions of a weather vane.
Oddly enough it has nothing to do with N.E.W.S.
And I always thought it did.
I could have sworn seeing a newscast when I was a kid with an opening with the letters N E W S spinning out from behind a rotating globe.
I went to You Tube to see if I could find it but alas I couldn't. What I did find was a short clip from one of my favourite movies, Network...
Turns out news is a 14th century word that is merely the plural of "new".
Oh well at least I covered all the bases with my picture.
It's a shot of the Market Media Mall, a building in the local Byward Market that houses several TV and radio outlets.
Above the building is a broadcasting tower and at the very tip is a weather vane.
So whether it's NEWS or NSEW, I've got it!
Blow on over to Ziva's Inferno to see which direction everyone else took today. I'm sure hilarity will ensue...or NSEW.