Origin of News

  birdface 11:12 22 May 2012

Another daft one probably.

Switched on the news this morning and looking at the word News, I automatically thought of North.East.West and South and then thought is that where the original word news came from.

Going back thousands of years I suppose everyone was interested in all news but would everyone have known about North East West and South.

A bit like what came firs the Chicken or the Egg.

All I can say in my defense is that I must have been really bored this morning.

AitchBEE sorry if I beat you to this one.

Anyone know the answer in case it stops me from getting to sleep tonight.

  Al94 11:17 22 May 2012
  birdface 11:32 22 May 2012


Wow that was quick,maybe I should have tried Googling first.

I assumed that they were different but nice to get the facts.

I am almost sure that we used to get news either from the Radio or TV that said it was coming from the The North East South and West. But maybe I am just imagining it.Anyone remember that one or was it just me as usual.

  Quickbeam 11:32 22 May 2012

It's news as long as it's newer than yesterday's news.

  birdface 11:42 22 May 2012


Yes nothing to do with the compass points as it works out.So looks like my question has been answered so will put this one to sleep now.

Wonder what I will think of next.

  spuds 12:03 22 May 2012

"Wonder what I will think of next"

The mind is a very powerful object, there's sure to be something coming along soon :O)

  Aitchbee 14:06 22 May 2012

"Wonder what I will think of next"? Buteman, think of nothing, if you've got the time, and then report back here...pronto...to tell us all about it ;o)

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