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"The BBC's motoring programme Top Gear has been accused of causing damage to aA pristine wilderness ..... Is that not wasteland, have I got it wrong? .. I checked out what the Oxford dictionary had to say about those words and had the following results:
pristine wilderness in Botswana."
• adjective 1. in its original condition. 2. clean and fresh as if new.
— ORIGIN Latin pristinus ‘former’.
• noun 1. an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region. 2. a position of disfavour.
There you are "wasteland". That's that misunderstanding sorted.
It's good to know I'm not the only one in this world who moans about nothing.