[LMB] OT: How Did You Learn to Read?

Gwynne Powell gwynnepowell at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 19 06:46:12 BST 2017


From: Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com>

> On Oct 16, 2017, at 2:07 AM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
> At a recent preview screening, I was directed by a young chap who said, ?Right over there, to the left?. He didn?t get when I pointed out the confusing nature of his statement. Over t/here, to the left would have been unambiguous.

I noticed that were it is *imperative* that the mistake not be made, the term ?Right? meaning ?Correct? is not used
and another term is used to show agreement. In spaceflight, for example, it could cause a fatal error.

Gwynne: Yes, I've suffered through 'Turn right here - Left!' directions.


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