The terms left and right side originate from the symmetric
difference. Name them there.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>
 Documentation/revisions.txt | 2 +-
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@@ -256,7 +256,7 @@ A similar notation 'r1\...r2' is called symmetric difference
 of 'r1' and 'r2' and is defined as
 'r1 r2 --not $(git merge-base --all r1 r2)'.
 It is the set of commits that are reachable from either one of
-'r1' or 'r2' but not from both.
+'r1' (left side) or 'r2' (right side) but not from both.
 In these two shorthands, you can omit one end and let it default to HEAD.
 For example, 'origin..' is a shorthand for 'origin..HEAD' and asks "What

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