Monday, 17 December 2012

Adroit - Doing It Right

Adroit, Left-handed prejudice, Traffic sign, Road sign


Adjective. Mid-17th century. 
[Old & modern French, from adverb phrase à droit according to the right, properly.] 

Physically or mentally resourceful; dexterous, skilful.

adroitly adverb M18
adroitness noun M18

A curious and rather politically incorrect word, reflecting our odd prejudicial attitudes toward direction; for whatever reason, right is better than left. Regardless, I like it, and I'm going to use it more often.

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