'Every Corner of The World' - origin?

Question:The world is round, so why do we (still) talk about people from 'every corner of the world/globe/planet'?

A round world cannot have corners as such.

People didn't always know the world was a sphere. For centuries people though it was flat. I imagine if came from that belief
If the world did have corners, that is where people would come from.
I suppose because it rolls off the tongue better than "every fixed point on the surface of this semi-spherical orb" does.
now i can see why your called steve the rookie it,s a phrase
that,s used when there,s a large mass of people some where.
word play I guess. How else would you say it. from every curve of the earth??

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