Originally Posted by doodinthemood
I'm not questioning that they are directly across from each other. I'm just showing that going round the corner meaning next to while across not isn't quite as easy to swallow as was implied in your picture.
The rule in question says "the ice cream is next to the ham"
It's not about people.
I'm...not exactly sure what that sentence means, so I can't really respond properly. From what I gather, people seem to just focus on the picture while completely throwing what I'll just call "dinner table logic" out the window. Yeah, the plates are "next" to each other when you just stare at a picture, but if you were setting a table, you would naturally feel that these plates were set across from each other as their guests are directly opposite and facing each other. It's just so bizarre to me that this sort of thing needs to be broken down, but it's certainly a situation of one man's obvious thing not being so obvious to others.