Re: The Disney, insideand the figures on the seal of the city of new york
are named Dexter and Sinister, Dexter being the (Mohican? Algonquin?) Native
American, and Sinister being the (invading? settling?) Dutchman. kind of
naive nomenclature, and interesting that the highfalutin Latin text on the
bottom of the seal of the city, "Sigullum Civitatis Nuovo Eboraci" means,
simply, "Seal of the City of New York."
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Subject: Re: The Disney, inside
the Latin for right (hand) is dexter.
the Latin for left (hand) is sinister.
also in the french:
"dextérité" means "high capacity" or ability to achieve a good result
like Dexter Gordon in Jazz Music) genrally referring to the "good" sided
"sinistre" means "horrorific" or at least not "really enjoyable",
as if badly produced by the