Left and right
I'm sure most people could use "port" and "starboard" labels instead. ;)


7 comments so far...

clickykbd December 15, 2009, 10:26 AM
but starboard is such a long word... there goes symmetry.

Funny. On stage usually "red" is reserved for "stage right", probably because of the same first letter. Stage-left is not nearly as consistent in coloring.

Does this vessel make wide left turns or something? ;-)

clickykbd December 15, 2009, 10:27 AM
Actually, what's this panel for? The left-turns joke may be out of context?
striatic December 15, 2009, 10:54 AM
there's a little sterring wheel cropped at the bottom which weston said steers the ship, so i'd guess it is the helm.
GustavoG December 15, 2009, 04:02 PM
It is the helm indeed. Weston said that the explicit labeling is a requirement.
striatic December 15, 2009, 05:21 PM
because of the international nature of who might have to take control, say, in an emergency.

left and right are more recognizable internationally than port and starboard i guess.

GustavoG December 15, 2009, 05:27 PM
Kind of surprising they went for red and green though... not so good for color blind people.
Happy Tinfoil Cat January 15, 2010, 07:01 PM
The right side should be BLUE
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