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A puzzle and an error - The Growlery
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A puzzle and an error
Today, Arthur and I finished his first 'real' (i.e. not toddler-oriented) jigsaw puzzle, a map of Canada.  He got the puzzling bug while we were up visiting a friend's cottage this summer and they had a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Michigan and its tourist sights, which he worked on for quite a while, but really couldn't come close to finishing.   So I picked this one up at Zellers super-cheap as they are going out of business and had everything on deep discount.  And after about seven or eight evenings of work on it, we got it done:

Unfortunately, despite the puzzle being perfect in lots of ways (it's educational, it's complex enough but not ridiculous, it was cheap as hell), it has one small flaw, but one that is particularly galling to me.  Those astute in the ways of Canadian geography will spot it:

Well, you can't have everything.  Anyway, Arthur is now ready to take on a bigger challenge. 


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pauamma From: pauamma Date: September 17th, 2012 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Fbzr bs gur gbja anzrf ner vapbafvfgrag jvgu gur barf Tbbtyr Zncf fnlf fubhyq or gurer. Is that what you mean?
forthright From: forthright Date: September 17th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Well, just one, really, but it's the one (Windsor) where I live, which is placed about 100km further north than it should be.
pauamma From: pauamma Date: September 17th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nod* Vg nyfb ybbxrq yvxr nobhg jurer gur chmmyr chg Unzvygba, gurer fubhyq unir orra fbzr bgure gbja, znlor Oheyvatgba, ohg mbbzvat va shegure jvyy fubj Unzvygba gbb, so (depending on how Google Maps selects what to display at which zoom level) it may be a questionable choice rather than an outright error, and it might even be GM's fault rather than the puzzle maker's.
forthright From: forthright Date: September 18th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hamilton is about twice the population of Burlington and much more socially significant (Burlington is really more of a far-western Toronto suburb), so that choice makes sense. Putting Windsor where Sarnia should be can really only be an error by the puzzle-maker.
q_pheevr From: q_pheevr Date: September 17th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lbh'ir zbirq gb Fneavn! Naq gnxra gur jubyr pvgl jvgu lbh.
forthright From: forthright Date: September 17th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it better or worse than just being forgotten entirely, which is what usually happens? I have met Ontarians who think the province ends at London.
sorceror From: sorceror Date: September 22nd, 2012 03:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Way to go, Arthur! ^_^
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 27th, 2012 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Jigsaw Puzzles

That's a job well done, Arthur! Way to go! I love jigsaw puzzles too!
Love, Grammie! XOXOXO ... :)
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