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Sad Playground Education

Sad Playground Education

evoelker

Oh you mean ewst and weast


FluffWhiskers

east??? i thought you said weast!


Dbwasson

Weast? What compass are you reading?


Dobadiyo

This one sir.


--five-star-review--

That's west, Patrick


EliSka93

Sounds like something Charlie Kelly would say.


UCZeta

You’re fired!


ijmacd

It's not wrong if you're looking at the sky.


evoelker

Only if you are facing south i think


ijmacd

Imagine this as a giant compass above you in the sky. You're on your back looking up at it. North points to North, East to East etc. You can spin around as much as you like but the giant sky compass is still correct.


evoelker

But east is still east and west is still west


ijmacd

If you have a compass to hand, look at the underside. We're used to looking down on a compass and map as though we're looking down at the Earth from space. The image in OP is what you'd see if you were on Earth looking up through the compass towards space.


RosenButtons

This is the best comment I've seen all day!


nileadrian

*Eest and weast


--five-star-review--

yeast and weast


shouldhaverolled

This is the compass one uses when stargazing


grollate

No joke I still remember one of my teachers telling the whole class to put our heads down and point north. When she had us look up, an embarrassingly large number the kids were pointing straight towards the sky.


mostnormal

Technically you're always pointing at the sky.


2gigch1

Yeah I was gonna say you could be in hell, looking up, but I like your optimism.


Verminnesotanboio

When staring wupwards


letterboxfrog

Never Weetbix Soggy Eat


FDB7

I use waffles for the W lol


iHasMagyk

“Nobody enjoys Soviet Womble”


buddernut42

Woah now buddy


iHasMagyk

Oh I love SovietWomble. It’s a quote from Cyanide in one of the PUBG Bullshittery videos.


buddernut42

Fuck...now I remember, lolol


captain_Natjo

Never eat shredded wheat was how I learnt… don’t know what shredded wheat is, I assume it’s just a posh person’s way of saying weetbix is.


sweary_artist

Shredded Wheat is a breakfast cereal, I just ate some. Its not like Weetabix at all, its like bird’s nests.


thiswasyouridea

We always called them haystacks.


sweary_artist

Yes, haystacks is also a good description.


sophtheowl1

Why, cause eating haystacks would be a kragly more enjoyable experience?


letterboxfrog

You're obviously not an Aussie kid, because "Aussie kids, are Weet-bix kids, and Weet-bix kids, are Aussie kids." https://www.sanitarium.com.au/products/weet-bix/weet-bix/original#:~:text=Weet-Bix%E2%84%A2%20is%20packed%20full%20of%2097%25%20wholegrain%20goodness%2C,sugar%20and%20contains%205%20essential%20vitamins%20and%20minerals. *Apologies to Kiwis if they use the same song and swap Aussie with Kiwi.


Krillo90

[We absolutely do](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyxJaeoY0-k).


letterboxfrog

Probably the same kids who did the Australian adverts. Kiwi Bunnings adverts on the other hand - same style, jingle, but a broad Kiwi accent. To the Aussie ear, Lowest Prices are jist the Begunning" 😉


letterboxfrog

Shredded Wheat looks like this. https://www.uncletobys.com.au/products/cereals/uncle-tobys-shredded-wheat/shredded-wheat


That-nz-guy

Kiwi? Or aussie


letterboxfrog

I'm a Skip unfortunately. I'd rather lie and say Kiwi as I am embarrassed to that my fellow Australians voted this government in. Either way, I'm sure we all learned that phrase in Cub Scouts.


mayn1

Better than what us Americans are managing to do right now. We had the head clown for 4 years and now all the sideshow freaks are still running around flapping their jaws.


letterboxfrog

The Australian government his headed by a Pentecostal who thought Trump was the best, and is best buds with a leading QAnon protagonist. 😬


mayn1

Ok, yikes.


zrimmy15

Pollies are all as bad as each other. It's real unfortunate that we're all forced to vote for a lesser of 2 evils.


TheWololoWombat

It’s not that bad mate. Quite the virtue signal there…


ekaj1707

Found the Aussie


stimpy01234

Damn it I came here to post this… HATE UP VOTE!


quagzlor

Nobody Enjoys Soviet Womble /u/sovietwomble


SovietWomble

... ...dammit Cyanide.


pursnikitty

This is what happens when you live under a common


maniacaltatsu

never worms sour eat is what we'd say here


ChrissiTea

I only found this out recently - in the UK they're called WeetAbix The fuck do we have this A for that you guys don't? lol


letterboxfrog

From memory, Weetabix are shaped differently. Rounded ends and slightly more processed, whereas all Australian breakfast wheat biscuits - Weet-bix, Vita Brits, and the Homebrand/Aldi knock offs are all rectangular


ChrissiTea

Ooooh, I genuinely thought it was the same product with a different name. Thanks for explaining :)


letterboxfrog

I think the Southern Hemisphere product is a knock off as endorsed by the Seventh Day Adventist Church that makes it here (they own the Sanitarium Company)


Sudhanva_Kote

Dude.... Read it anti clockwise


Clockwork_Firefly

You *could* read it anticlockwise, but its still a wrong compass so I’m not sure what your point is


Sudhanva_Kote

I ment like "never eat soggy weetabix" not for compass....


AnotherScoutMain

Oh.. East? I thought you said “Weest”.


tw_693

“What compass are you reading’ boy?”


Mechagodzilla_3

This one sir


walrussss123

„Patrick, that's west! You're fired again!“


ElectricityMule

It's accurate in the mirror universe


DudesworthMannington

It's for the mole people inside earth


TriangularSheep

Or sort of, if you go round the back of it.


SuperMindcircus

Never Wheat Shredded Eat


Keylimepieguy123

Beat me to it


mostnormal

I like it, but it was "Never Waffles Soggy Eat" where I grew up.


TheChris2009

Never wheat soggy eat


m1sterbaw1z

How else will kids appreciate the news?


Key-Personality7405

Love it.


IndigenousOres

You mean appreciate the NWSE?!


Background_Drawing

since i cant tell the difference between east and west i thought the crappy design part was the comic sans


Key-Personality7405

I think the font is okay, but they messed up reversing E & W. Also, the 4 point spinner is confusing.


Pan-ICK_at_Thy_Disco

Never waffles soggy eat


pezx

I've seen inverted compasses for sighting down the pointer. If you face North, the arrow points North; if you turn to face the west, on a normal compass, the arrow would be pointing at East. More egregious is the 4 pointed indicator, so even if this were a real compass you'd have no idea where North is.


Key-Personality7405

Yes, even if the directions were correct, that 4 pointed spinner is ridiculous.


Vnator

Maybe it's an astronomical compass? I had a science teacher in 8th grade say that they switch West and East when it comes to applying them to astronomy. But why would a playground use one? Nice find, OP! This is pretty crappy.


Key-Personality7405

Yes, not a great teaching display... and the 4 pointed spinner is goofy.


Pas2

Ah yes, The Mahjong playground


SC_444

Never weed smoke ever


grollate

They were high when they made it.


SC_444

Must’ve been !


CherryOnCaketop

Why is it in comic sans?


darkwatersinking

EW, don't talk to me.


Eddy_Monies

To the Weast!


Ike_Bishop

Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the West


Badjer47

I look to the east for the sun to come, but it never does.


digdilem

Not only did someone design this, someone made it. Then someone bought it (presumably from several choices). Got approval. Then someone installed it. Did nobody notice?


Key-Personality7405

People sleepwalk through their jobs and say, "It's not my problem" if they notice. I see this more and more.... people doing the bare minimum of work for their paycheck.


Vazeyo

How does it look like on the backside? I feel that this sign was put with the wrong side on the front.


big-white-unicorn

Never wheat shredded eat, doesn’t have the same ring


Lionlach247

Even the kids gesturing to it like. "Fuck is this?!"


Dominus786

What If its pointing towards the actual east and west


interiumray

Then the north and south would be wrong


tobotic

North and south are wrong anyway. North isn't up and south isn't towards the centre of the Earth.


interiumray

I was assuming North would be facing ahead and south would be facing behind. Regardless it’s all sorts of a clusterfuck


I_escalate_shit

My guess as well.


self_depricator

Never eat slimy worms


AWatsWats

There's a sticker on the bottom of overhead cranes that have east and west like this. When you look up at it, it's correct.


gedaliyah

It's just for kids growing up on the inside of the hollow Earth.


Routine_Palpitation

It’s just facing south


AllHailDrPhil

It's written in comic sans


new_line_17

I see you are a man of culture!


Key-Personality7405

Look where they put East and West.


AllHailDrPhil

Ya I saw that, as did everyone else in this comment section. I was just pointing out the comic sans.


Key-Personality7405

I like the Comic Sans...looks good for a playground. Didn't mean to insult you, another person couldn't figure out why it was a crappy design and mentioned the font....said they didn't know directions.


BeepBoopBeep3000

And in Comic Sans


new_line_17

An other fellow man of culture!


peter-doubt

Southern hemisphere compass? Now, imagine this with *one* point.


Key-Personality7405

As far as I know, it's always in the same order, no matter what direction is at the top, and is read clockwise. In China, they start with East, then South, West, & North. It also makes a. difference if you're talking true north or magnetic north and compass readings are different than when you look at a map that we read with north at the top. I don't think anyplace has directions in the clockwise order of North, West, South, East, but I may be wrong.


peter-doubt

Yes it is.. seems I dropped this: ^/s


xhuddy5555x

Mmm yes never waffle soggy eat (nwse)


DANGER0US_PERS0N

Oh my god i remember it by that format too😂


gydorack

Someone stole this from the people who live on the other side of the flat earth.


oops_just_saying

Slightly ahead of its time I would say. As Magnetic North continues to shift, the compass will be correct in about 500,000 years.


PanicAtTheDisco_geek

My *possibly* dyslexic ass really sat here wondering what was wrong for a minute. *side question*: do other people not also have trouble with east and west, directions, etc?


Key-Personality7405

From some of the comments, yes. I still need a compass in the car to make sure I'm going the right way on the freeway, if I'm not familiar with the route. I clearly remember giving directions and using restaurants and turns. I tell people turn right on Florida until you see the McDonald's, then turn left, etc. I moved recently and it's awful...all new street names and locations to learn.


PanicAtTheDisco_geek

Cool, I'm not dumb then lol


Key-Personality7405

Nah you're not dumb! I'm usually okay when the sun is out... rises in east, sets in west, but at night I can really get turned around without a compass. I have an compass app on my phone too.


Prof_Acorn

I remember it because west is to the left of north on maps. Like when I get twisted around I just imagine the map of the US in my head and use that to orient.


Key-Personality7405

Me too!


Marconius6

Uhhh, what's wrong with it? It's showing the four cardinal directions, in the correct order.


MinuteManufacturer

Mmm hmmmm. You might want to return to your dimension sir.


Key-Personality7405

I'm not sure if you're kidding, but the Cardinal directions are N E S W clockwise. It's difficult to know when people are making a joke here.


Marconius6

If you walked over to the other side of that board, they would be clockwise. This is like looking at a compass from below. What if East is to the left of this picture, how would you expect this to look? Not joking btw, I'm genuinely kind of confused.


banoodlebamboozle

I guess it’s because the arrows point to all directions, so what’s the *point* of the compass?


Marconius6

I guess that's true, but it doesn't seem that uncommon for a toy... and I get the feeling it's not what most of the people here are seeing.


rat_fossils

Who says that west is always to the left? That arrow for North is pointing up, which isn't right. I think this is an arbitrary complaint


Key-Personality7405

How are your map skills?


rat_fossils

Who said that this was a map?


Key-Personality7405

How about your compass?


rat_fossils

OK, I respect that


Key-Personality7405

Actually, as someone said, these are the 4 cardinal directions--N E S W clockwise.


Thiccpepe69

It’s actually correct in some countries.


DocMeow3

Are you…?


Thiccpepe69

Some countries have different geological stuff to some.


supermarino

Found the hollow earth dweller!


SquirrelPunchingMad

The compass doesn't change, my dude. Idk where you heard that, but directions not changing is kinda the point of the whole thing.


NikolitRistissa

I mean they’re wrong, but a geological compass does have east and west flipped.


SquirrelPunchingMad

East and west don't have poles so fair, if you go far enough west you could argue you went east, but every map in every location I currently know of is - E=left W=right. Simply put, cartograpgically speaking, they're not going into that much detail or thought on a design for a playground. It's simply an oversight. Do you see how many kids it may confuse on the assertion of it being a geological compass? It's a clerical oversight. No use in defending an obvious mistake. Kids WON'T get that or take it as a learning experience. It's just bad. You gotta admit.


NikolitRistissa

Oh no of course. The wall and the commenter I was “defending” are both incorrect. I was just stating that compasses with the cardinal directions going N, W, S, E do exist. I use one almost daily. It’s just to make measuring the dip and dip direction of geological structures underground easier. It was just a fun fact. It’s an incredibly niche use of a specific compass so I found it amusing that it popped up somewhere completely unrelated.


SquirrelPunchingMad

I get you. No worries. I appreciated the fun fact.


raunchyfartbomb

Not to mention the other side likely has it in the ‘normal’ way...


MinuteManufacturer

Wut


dbx99

Name one


thatonegothinschool

Never worms soggy eat


TuvaluTaco

r/onejob


NikolitRistissa

It’s just a geological compass. Gotta start them early.


GhostlyMarshadow

At least they got half of it right


Key-Personality7405

It could have been a nice playground display but.....


Badjer47

Never Eat Soggy Waffles, get it right!


desrevermi

...unless the compass is actually pointing east/west correctly, and the photographer is on the wrong side of the thing.


botbash11

**W E A S T**


No-Comment_

Never waffles soggy eat


InorganicCarbonate

People who designed it must have thought of making a steering wheel incorporated into a compass.


Key-Personality7405

Good one! 😊


ADMSunshine

This is obviously a playground from somewhere like China or Malaysia. When you're on the East side of the planet then the compass starts on East. Obviously I'm not making a joke.


Key-Personality7405

I'm pretty sure those countries don't use our alphabet. A compass uses the earth's magnetic field everywhere. A difference in China, is that they list the cardinal directions starting with East. We say N E S W, they say E S W N, but we both read in a clockwise manner. The posted display would be incorrect in China; even if they put East at the top, it should be East, South, West, North reading clockwise.


ADMSunshine

One of us must be joking here, and it certainly isn't me.


locotay

Wdym? That's not a compass. It cleary says "NEWS". You're supposed to read your daily papers there. \*sigh\*


Key-Personality7405

What about the 4 point spinner? 😊


locotay

uhm.. that... uuuh..... to bookmark the page you're currently on in case you wanna take a break. uuh. yes! it's there for that! D:


ragingintrovert57

I think there's probably a steering wheel behind it. So if you stand on the step behind it, it's correct. Still a bad design though.


hamachidan

What is this, the NEWS board?


Key-Personality7405

I guess so... some people refuse to believe it's an incorrect compass/direction display. 😊


arsdragonfly

This makes sense when you're looking at the sky instead of the earth. Given the blue background I wouldn't say it's unreasonable.


Key-Personality7405

I'm not going there... my brain is buzzing with people's comments that this display is at a playground in China.


lkarma1

Since the compass spins, it’s very possible the same compass is on the other side. Which would mean this is completely accurate for east and west.


OlfertFischer

Is just seen from below the earth's surface and looking up. Probably made by mole-people or maybe Chinese.


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Key-Personality7405

East should be on the right, and West on the left. Clockwise from top should be: N E S W. Also, the 4 pointed spinner is sorta useless.


Being_best_version

Aaah, now I see it. Thank you.


Slack76r

Correct for a surveyors staff compass


j35u5fr34k

Never Wheat Shredded Eat.


Dominick1991

It flip


Beautiful_Finger4234

the sad thing is, its not even inverted


DANGER0US_PERS0N

Yeah the N and the S would have been mirrored


new_line_17

It’s…. It’s…… it’s COMIC SANS!!!!!!


Key-Personality7405

LOL


minecraft_min604

Never waffles eat soggy


Refrigerador67

Oh


Straight_Plankton_53

ew..


banditheeler20

That's how I thought it was for a long while


Owen_Wheeler

It's super stupid but I think it's backwards because if you were to look at it from the other side it has the same design and it would be forward


Dreggmcmuffun

I think your looking at it backwards


armadilloboxer

Never wheat shredded eat.


Verminnesotanboio

This just reminded me of how NEWS is a backronym for the cardinal directions.


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AlDabawenyo_hmL63

The letters are in COMIC SANS


InternationalGap5562

Never wheat shredded eat


NorCalStoner710

Some of the comments defending this make me so sad. How the fuck did this get thru all the levels of approval and installation?


Key-Personality7405

I know... many comments defending or explaining this, surprised me.


MilesTheRedditor

Mahjong players know what’s up!


randomperson424242

they're teaching us mahjong :D


fakeaccount1983xX

It depends how the sign is rotated. If you're facing South while looking at it, then it's correct.


gold_ultra69

Than hold it from the left side not the right like c’mon people modern problems require modern solutions


RocksTreesSpace

Maybe it's south of the equator?


jeffmc81

Its probably just accurate