[LMB] OT: Right vs Sinister, was How Did You Learn to Read?

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Oct 17 17:11:35 BST 2017


On Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:45:12 -0400, Sylvia McIvers
<sylviamcivers at gmail.com> wrote:

>On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 7:16 PM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>
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>> > On Oct 16, 2017, at 2:09 PM, Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Amen.Correct instead of Right is a habit already....  and when did Right
>> acquire so many meanings?
>>
>> What’s interesting is that the different meanings translate into other
>> languages such as Spanish.   I take it that’s because of a bias that
>> right-handed is good.  Bastards were bar-sinister.
>> --
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>If you consider that in latin, R vs L = Dexter vs Sinister, you know the
>bias goes very far back.

c.f. the French "Gauche".
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