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On Sat, 6 Jan 2007 16:12:47 -0800, Donald J. HARLOW <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Je 04.01 ptm 2007.01.06, Andrew NOWICKI skribis
>>Donald J. HARLOW wrote:
>>
>> > Actually, if you lay your clock on the floor
>> > rather than hanging it on a wall then the
>> > equivalence between "clockwise" and "to the
>> > right" becomes obvious.
>>
>>It is not obvious at all. This is good auxlang
>>test because the adverb "clockwise" is
>>difficult to define.
>
>It's perfectly obvious to me. Perhaps that's because I'm a Wiccan,
>and we circle clockwise / to the right; there is absolutely no
>difference between the two.

I'm a Darwinist.  We just sit there.  But, seriously, moving from
a manmade clock to a law of nature, the best thing would be
to base the word on:

toilet-direction = counterclockwise
opposite-toilet-direction = clockwise

Of course, your auxlang could only be spoken north
of the equator.