When east is east and west is west

When it comes to regions of the United States, the editors for the Yahoo! front page are often confused. They forget that the East Coast is a region along the eastern coast of the country and the South is a region in its southeast corner. Perhaps in an effort to compensate for all the times they treated U.S. regions with lowercase letters, they’ve decided to give compass directions uppercase ones:

fp east

Compass directions (north, south, east, northern, northeast, and the like) are not proper nouns.


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