North - Cultural References

Cultural References

Being the "default" direction on the compass, North is referred to frequently in Western popular culture. Some examples include:

  • The phrase "north of X" is often used to mean "more than X" or "greater than X", i.e. "The world population is north of 6 billion people."

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