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Subject:RE: What's the word for... From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com> Date:Mon, 6 Jul 2009 17:31:18 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lin Sims [mailto:ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 5:09 PM
> To: Andrew Warren
> Cc: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: What's the word for...
> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 5:05 PM, Andrew
> Warren<awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com> wrote:
> > McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> >> Lie back and gaze at the stars (or the ceiling) and you are supine.
> >> Lie face down, and you are prone.
> >> Lie on one side or the other and you are.... Â are..... Â are.....
> >> what, again?
> > Â ÂLateral. ÂGoogle for:
> > Â Â Âsupine prone "lateral position"
> > Â Âto see thousands of examples.
> > Â Â-Andrew
> Damn, he beat me to it. I came up with this:
> decubitus /deÂcuÂbiÂtus/ (de-kuÂbÄ-tus) pl. decuÂbitus [L.]
> 1. an act of lying down; the position assumed in lying down.
> Of course, it doesn't use supine and prone, it uses dorsal and ventral
> decubitus, so I'm probably still wrong.
Well, what's between dorsal and ventral? Or..... hee-hee.... lateral to them?
I could have been wrong about there being a category word equivalent in functionality to "prone" and "supine".
Imagining that there was such a word, and that it had [temporarily?] strayed just beyond the tip of my tongue, might have have been a manifestation of the "old-timer's".
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