Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/21/bbc_map/

BBC clarifies location of England

Ah, so that's where it is...

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 21st October 2008 09:09 GMT

The cartographically-challenged among you who might have been wondering just where England is in relation to Wales can thank the BBC for setting the record straight right here.

BBC map indicating position of England relative to WalesYes indeed, if the inset map doesn't give you a clue as to what bit of the UK Wales occupies, the zoom reveals that it's to the west of England - helpfully labelled "England".

It's debatable just how many alcopops you have to quaff before requiring this level of clarification, but it's fair to say that anyone needing such assistance will probably be indulging in an ASBO-busting hoodie terror rampage through some war-torn sink estate, rather than reading the Beeb's website. ®

Bootnote

Thanks to David Hardy for the tip-off. Our informant asks: "How stupid do the BBC think we are?" Well, they think you're that stupid, to be precise.