Monday, April 20, 2009

strange and sinister

I think that Bay is a citog.... you need a fada in there to make it right (oh... oh... ironic use of the word "right"... see more on this later....) (pronounced "kitt-ogue" for those of you who didn't grow up with a fabulous Irish education... Jesus I'm feeling very ironic today....) Bay seems to favor her left hand. I was willing to call her ambidextrous up till now and she still is, a little... but she is definitely using the left more than the right. The following is snipped from wikipedia...

In many European languages, including English, the word for the direction "right" also means "correct" or "proper". Throughout history, being left-handed was considered as negative. The Latin word sinistra meant "left" as well as "unlucky" and this double meaning survives in European derivatives of Latin, including the English word "sinister.' There are many negative connotations associated with the phrase "left-handed": clumsy, awkward, unlucky, insincere, sinister, malicious, and so on. In French, gauche means both "left" and "awkward" or "clumsy", while droit(e) (cognate to English direct) means both "right" and "straight", as well as "law" and the legal sense of "right". The name "Dexter" derives from the Latin for "right", as does the word "dexterity" meaning manual skill. As these are all very old words, they would tend to support theories indicating that the predominance of right-handedness is an extremely old phenomenon.Black magic is sometimes referred to as the "left-hand path."

All I'd like to say is... great. Just bloody great. Incidentally, left handed people apparently make great boxers... all due to the lefties element of surprise... great swordsmen for the same reason. Again... great.... great....

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