A Conversation for Five Gold Rings

Pedantry re continents

Post 1


I think the five continents are North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Eurasia, although I'm not quite sure.

Pedantry re continents

Post 2

Insert cute nicname here.

I was always under the impression that they stood for Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and one ring for the Americas, North and South collectively.

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Post 3


Swap "Australia" for "Oceania" and you're spot on.

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Post 4


I agree that the continents represented are North America,
South America, Eurasia, Africa, and Australia
I have never heard of an Olympic team coming from Antarctica.

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Post 5

Gnomon - time to move on

The traditional 5 continents were Europe (of course it came first!), Africa, Asia, America and Australia.

Antarctica was off the bottom of the map, so it didn't count.

North America and South America were considered to be one continent. Europe and Asia were two.

Australia was the fifth continent, not Australasia, not Oceania.

My grand-aunt taught me this. She was born in 1895 and never heard of modern terms like Eurasia, Antarctica or Geology.

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