Did you have a mnemonic for remembering the directions North East South West?
I think Cora mentioned being taught "Never Eat Soggy Waffles", and there's a "Watermelon" variation too.
But... why? LIke for me "start at top, go clockwise" is as arbitrary as the 4. Like... North/South are easy in the same way Up/Down are easy. East/West are trickier (just like Left/Right is tough), but I think remember I was on East coast and what the map of the USA looks like made it easier.