[bksvol-discuss] Re: The shape of a brace (also called a curly brace or a curly bracket)

  • From: Cindy Rosenthal <grandcyn77@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2012 19:20:57 -0800

Wonderful! and thank your husband for his participation I'll think of him
and his clone  now, and chuckle, very time I se every time I see a brace in
print. grin

On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM, Judy s. <cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> OK, I did some thinking on this and dragged my husband into it, and we may
> have come up with something that helps to understand the shape of a brace.
> A brace, by the way, to make it even more confusing, is sometimes called a
> curly brace and even sometimes called a curly bracket.  Let me know if this
> description helps! smile.
>
> Have two people stand in front of you, back to back, so that the person on
> the left is facing towards your left, and the person to your right is
> facing towards the right.  That means that the person on the left has their
> left hand towards you, and the person on the right has their right hand
> towards you.
>
> My husband volunteered for this, by the way, and he said to describe him
> as bald as an egg, but with about 40 more pounds on him (he's a thin wiry
> dude) so that his chin down to his neck is nicely rounded.  So:  Clone him,
> and have him and his clone standing as described above.
>
> He's facing to your left, and his clone is facing to your right, they are
> standing back to back.
>
> Take the index finger of your left hand, and trace over the profile of his
> face, starting from about the middle of the top of his head, then down over
> his forehead and between his eyes, over his nose, back down over his mouth,
> and over his chin down to the middle of the bottom of his jaw, halfway to
> his neck. That's pretty much the shape of a left curly brace. It's sort of
> a top-to-bottom elongated half oval with a nose jutting out to one side in
> the center of the profile. For a left brace, it's the left half of the
> elongated oval and the nose juts to the left. For a right brace, it's the
> right half of the elongated oval and the nose juts to the right.
>
> To get the shape of a right brace, take the index finger of your right
> hand, and race over the profile of his clone's face, again starting from
> about the middle of the top of the clone's head, then down over the clone's
> forehead and between his eyes, over his nose, back down over his mouth, and
> over his chin down under his jaw to the middle of the bottom of his jaw,
> halfway to his neck. That's the shape of a right brace.
>
> How's that, Misha? grin.
>
> Judy s.
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