View Poll Results: What do you call the direction opposite of clockwise?

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  • counterclockwise

    46 86.79%
  • anticlocwise

    4 7.55%
  • widdershins

    3 5.66%
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  1. #21  
    yeah, it's easy to type one word in search bar, or m-w.com is easy enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    yeah, it's easy to type one word in search bar, or m-w.com is easy enough
    Exactly, just not a complicated process.
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  3. #23  
    "go back in time"
    DUH!
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    not sure about how much sun you're getting down there?!?!

    Up here in the north (21F right now=balmy) it's: Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey
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    #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by ashi View Post
    I can think of only one word for clockwise, but three words for the opposite. Which do you prefer?

    Doh, I misspelled anticlockwise.
    As an Englishman I can say with confidence that "anticlockwise" is the correct answer.

    I did look in Wikipedia, and "sunwise" is another word for clockwise (from before the invention of the clock, of course!)
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    #26  
    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    not sure about how much sun you're getting down there?!?!

    Up here in the north (21F right now=balmy) it's: Righty-Tighty, Lefty-Loosey
    Works for normal threads but not for gas piping, which is opposite
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  7. #27  
    Surely this is just a poll of the number of people on the forum who speak American English against the number who speak British English.

    I used to like counterclockwise as a word but have gone back to my roots and now think I prefer anticlockwise - it is less harsh and you spit less saying it.

    There is another word too - Contraclockwise is officially a word.
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    #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadavis08 View Post
    what is a widdershin ?? Lol
    I remember when I was doing a lot of running I got a case of widdershins once.
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    #29  
    gettagettagettagettagarmin!
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  10. #30  
    in germany they don't say counterclockwise, they say farfegnugen

    and in russia, clock counters you
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    That's going to be a problem for me too in 10 years, once I'm used to using chemist jargon on a daily basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    in germany they don't say counterclockwise, they say farfegnugen

    and in russia, clock counters you
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    #33  
    Quote Originally Posted by Cantaffordit View Post
    and in russia, clock counters you
    I for one welcome our horological overlords!
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