Posted by Word camel on July 19, 2004
In Reply to: Funny Ha Ha... posted by * Danger Kitty * on July 19, 2004
: : : Thanks.
: : an expression of appreciation.
: >> Lewis, this was meant as an expression, maybe I should've put my name under to avoid any confusion, but thanks anyway. :-)
: Regarding "doing a number on you", can it mean be used to mean something that causes a lot of hassles or problems of the non-physical kind.
: And as for "left of center", I've heard it being used in casual conversation without any political context so what's the meaning here.
The distinction between left and right comes from the French Revolution. When the assembly of citizens met, those with more conservative ideas occupied the right side of the chamber while those with radical ideas occupied the left. When people use 'left of centre' they do generally mean more politically to the left. When people use it in casual conversation without a political context as you describe, they probably mean unconventional or more radical than the norm.