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It leaves you trying to decide between using the "standard" term that will be
recognized immediately by people with medical training or trying to invent
something shorter than "lying on one's side" that the average untrained person
Looks like a job for an illustration.
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From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> But if I was talking to you on the phone and said that I was supine, you'd
> have a good idea what I meant.
> If I said that I was "lateral", your first thought would be "lateral to what".
> Or "does he mean literal"?
> Lateral lying does get about 3 million Google hits, but side-lying gets more
> than 12 million, so ... so I'm not sure where that leaves me.
> Meanwhile, as I wait for my ride to arrive and between spurts of typing I
> casually observe my hand, I note that I can pronate it and I can supinate it.
> Can I laterate or lateralate it? Would anyone, including me, know if I did?
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