Re: [CR]terminology


Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 12:21:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Syke - Deranged Few M/C <sykerocker@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]terminology
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOOD75z0zNLKw000060a7@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>


In your reference to horseback riding, does that include the currently dead one that we are whipping with such gleeful abandon? <vbg>

George R. "Syke" Paczolt Montpelier, VA

classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org wrote:

Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 12:35:34 -0500 From: Sheldon Brown To: Kristopher Green , tperry1@verizon.net, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: [CR]terminology Message-ID:

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Kristopher Green wrote:
>
>And I add, in a moment of off-topic confusion, what about the terms
>"nearside" and "offside", which are regularly used by British car
>magazines and repair manuals? It appears to me that "nearside" is not
>the side nearest the British curb, when driving, but the right. But
>why?

Au contraire,

"Nearside" is left. I think this may actually relate to horseback riding--it is customary to mount horses from the left side, and some horses get hinky if you try to do it the other way.

Now, the French have their own confusion..."gauche" is left, "droit" is right...but "toute droit" ("all right") is straight ahead!

Sheldon "Perdu" Brown

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