Side, from Latin latus, is a term that refers to the parts that limit a everything. For instance: “Access to the square is blocked on both sides”, “A mass of cold air will enter from the side of the river and will lower the temperature throughout the province”, “If you want to get to the beach faster, I recommend leaving the center on the 48th avenue side”.
Another meaning of the concept is linked to side stand of the body of a person or a animal, between the shoulder and the hip: “When pushed, the old man fell sideways and broke two ribs”, “They told me that if I lie on my side, I will not snore”.
Both faces of a coin, of a cloth or of anything else that has them are called side: Which side of the coin do you choose? Heads or tails?”, “Don’t forget to leave the print side up when you assemble the cushion”, “Some believe that there are aliens hiding on the dark side of the Moon”.
Precisely within the world of cinema, it is necessary to highlight the great use of the term side that now occupies us to give titles to certain feature films. Thus, for example, we would have to talk about the movie “The other side of the bed”, which was released in 2002 by the hand of director Emilio Martínez Lázaro.
Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Verbeke, Paz Vega or Willy Toledo are the protagonists of this musical comedy that brings us closer to the lives of two very different couples who end up very interconnected when, unintentionally, they lovingly intersect.
A sequel emerged from this film, which achieved great box office success. It appeared in 2005 and was entitled “The two sides of the bed.” Ernesto Alterio, Willy Toledo, Verónica Sánchez and Lucía Jiménez are, in this case, the ones who lead the cast of this production that talks about love affairs again. In this case, the culprits of this situation will be the girls of both couples who will discover that theirs goes beyond simple friendship.
In geometry, the sides are the lines that form a figure: “An equilateral triangle is one that has three equal sides”, “The teacher asked us to identify two points on one of the sides of the square.”.
In addition to all the above, we would have to highlight the fact that there are various phrases that use the term side at hand. Specifically, among the most used are the following:
• Eating one side of someone, which is used to indicate that one person is taking advantage of another because they live at home and eat their food.
• From side. It is used, among other things, to say that someone or a group does not pay attention to a third party, who is totally indifferent to them.
Side can also refer to a appearance that can be considered regarding something or someone: “On the one hand, I understand that you want to progress but, on the other, I don’t think it’s good for you to work so hard without resting”, “If you see the situation from that side, his attitude was quite logical”.