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relative and absolute directional compounds

A better way to give directions
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Any time you give someone good directions it helps to give them in both relative (left or right) and absolute (north,south,east,west). A more efficient way of laying this out would be to compound the two into one set of directions describing both the absolute and relative changes needing to be made. These terms could be Rorth, Routh, Reast, Rest, Lorth, Louth, Least, and Lest. In this way you could easily, and with one word, describe not only the direction of a turn but the direction it should be approached from. Hopefully this would simplify things a great deal and prevent many people from getting lost.
Erfunden, Dec 29 2005


       so do you drive by navigating by the stars too?   

       just kidding. I don't care for new names. Just tell me left or right on which street name and I'm there.-
dentworth, Dec 29 2005

       Is the scooby doo voice a necessity?
fridge duck, Dec 29 2005

       <umop apisdn dew sploy>
po, Dec 29 2005

       [Erfunden] please delete this idea or the other one of the same name. You choose.
jonthegeologist, Dec 29 2005

       Reminds me of an attempt I made as a child to make directions more specific: Left, Fleft (forward and to the left), Forward, Fright, Right, Bright (back and to the right), Back, and Bleft. Yuck.
phundug, Dec 29 2005

       Combine the two for even more ear-stabbing fun. Blouth. Freast.
Worldgineer, Dec 29 2005

       Shouldn't it be the ending absolute direction? i.e. Reast on Spruce for 3 miles, Lorth on Pine for 8 miles etc. Where Reast is "Make a right to travel east". That seems a tad more helpful. [FD] Agreed, reminds me of Astro dog from Jetsons--"Ree Reorge Ro Routh".
Zuzu, Dec 30 2005

       Sory bout that. I didn't mean to post two.
Erfunden, Dec 30 2005

       They all sound too similar to me. Be hard to distinguish on the phone.
bristolz, Dec 30 2005


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