Fronter and Backer

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sat Jun 22 23:32:20 UTC 2002

Hmmm. It never occurred to me to note that I was not only old, male,
white, South-Midland (Louisville), half-hillbilly, half-Hungarian,
and right-handed but also fallen Baptist. Does that last make my
left-clicking suspect?


PS: I have both rode and called the critters, but with no great skill.

>Highly suspect thoughts:
>>>Or you could use the nautical terms "forward" and "aft" (with superlatives
>"forwardmost" and "aftermost")<<
>Wouldn't the superlative of "aft" be "aftmost"?  I could swear that's what
>they say on Star Trek (i.e. aftmost lateral sensor array), but I could be
>inventing that.
>Also, of clicks and horses:
>I'm white, I've never ridden a horse or had need to call one, Catholic
>right-handed, and  I click on the left.  I can click on the right but find it
>odd.  I was taught that clicking went with handedness (which I accepted since
>I was originally left-handed).
>Douglas S. Bigham
>In Transition...

Dennis R. Preston
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