So, we were discussing Revelations 7:1 in Sunday School the other day,
"After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree."
and the hand of an elderly gentleman goes up. He usually lags about fifteen minutes behind the conversation and is what some people might consider, well, goofy. The teacher calls on him, and he pauses, measuring his words, before blurting out, in a thick Pee Dee accent,
"The Earth ain't got four corners; it's round!"
The teacher, biting her bottom lip hard to not laugh and embarass the man, said, "You're absolutely right; it is round. John uses it to mean the four quadrants, or the entire, earth."
I had to get up and leave so I could let it out without making him feel bad. Good times.