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m.d. and m.g.

Discussion in 'Technique' started by pianolady, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. 88man

    88man Member Piano Society Artist

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    Bonjour, since the etymology of English words are 80% French anyway.... :p

    The definitions of droite and gauche stem from social behavior over the ages. As is the convention, we shake hands with our right hand and not with our left. Shaking hands with your left hand would be gauche or awkward, as has become the English connotation over time.

    Therefore:
    m.d. = diplomatic == RIGHT
    m.g. = gauche or awkward == LEFT
     
  2. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Ok, that's another good one. Thanks, George! :) Surely I should remember m.d. and m.g. now - will find out tomorrow when I sit down at my piano....
     
  3. supitalp

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    Aucun mérite, puisque je suis 100% français (mais je n'étais pas sûr de l'origine étymologique de ces abréviations :)) !
     

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