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John Cowan wrote:
>Most of the words for "left" have, or have acquired, some negative sense:
>gauche, sinister (Latin), awkward (i.e., backhanded, as I explained in an
>earlier posting), etc.  In Russian, I am told, black-market dealings are
>"trading on the left".  Christophe would rightly say that this is more
>evidence of the persecution of sinistrals, so I'll say it for him.

Another anti-sinistral phrase I know of is "the left hand path", meaning
black magic.

Dan

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