The Politics of Left and Right
A Grammatical Investigation

The English Language

Although it is said in political circles that the opposite to ‘right’ is ‘left’, it is said in legal circles that the opposite of ‘right’ is ‘wrong’.

The Latin Language

The Latin word ‘dextor’ means ‘right’, and was the source of our word dexterous. The Latin word ‘sinister’ means ‘left’.

The Obvious but Socially Unacceptable Conclusion

Political left-wingers are both wrong and sinister.



Return to the top of this page, to the Home Page or to the Blog Index.