Re: @Ashley_Pomeroy: Orient is racist - WTF?
'As far as I'm aware, "the orient" is just another way of saying "the far east" (unless you're talking about the football team of the same name). It's therefore about the compass direction or the territory that exists in that direction'
Everything is relative. From here in Australia "the far east" is to the north of us. South America is what is far east of us, to the immediate east is New Zealand. I guess if you go further east, you'll get to South Africa, but that's also to the west of us if you go the other way around.
It's enough to make my head spin.