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. ashi's Avatar
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    I can think of only one word for clockwise, but three words for the opposite. Which do you prefer?

    Doh, I misspelled anticlockwise.
    Last edited by ashi; 11/23/2010 at 08:22 PM.
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    I think there may have been a little something in your pumpkin soup, lol ltm ltm.
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    wow are you ok ?? do you need some help with your straight jacket ?? i can help put it on for you !! lol ltm really !! lol
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    Naw, I'm fine. I was just thinking earlier today about how much I like the word "widdershins," though "anticlockwise" has a cute British ring to it.
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    counter?
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    what is a widdershin ?? Lol
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    from wikipedia:

    Widdershins (sometimes withershins, widershins or widderschynnes) means to take a course opposite the apparent motion of the sun (in the Northern hemisphere), going counterclockwise, lefthandwise, or to circle an object, by always keeping it on the left.[1] The Oxford English Dictionary's entry cites the earliest uses of the word from 1513, where it was found in the phrase widdersyns start my hair, i.e. my hair stood on end.

    The use of the word also means "in a direction opposite to the usual", and in a direction contrary to the apparent course of the sun. It is cognate with the German language widersinnig, i.e., "against" + "sense". The term "widdershins" was especially common in Lowland Scots, and was known in Scottish Gaelic as tuathal, or "left-hand-wise". It uses the same root as tuath meaning "countryside", originally "tribal-land", "folk", "people", the opposite of widdershins is Gaelic deiseil or right-hand-wise.
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    Bass Ackwards?
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    left
    I see pandas.
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    the other left !!
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    all clocks rotate anticlockwise.

    how is this true?
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    there is right and wrong. left is not right, thus left=wrong.
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    I thought lefty = righty, righty= loosey
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    there is right and wrong. left is not right, thus left=wrong.
    that's the kind of logic that will get you elected. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NachoB View Post
    I thought lefty = righty, righty= loosey
    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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    Oh, and Ashi, uhh, sorry about the one-word hijack. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashi View Post
    Naw, I'm fine. I was just thinking earlier today about how much I like the word "widdershins," though "anticlockwise" has a cute British ring to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by NachoB View Post
    Bass Ackwards?
    I generally use counterclockwise, so people will understand what I'm saying.

    My fondness perference, however, is for widdershins.

    I reserve NachoB's answer for idiots that can't comprehend anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    Oh, and Ashi, uhh, sorry about the one-word hijack. lol
    No worries!
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    Quote Originally Posted by verwon View Post
    I generally use counterclockwise, so people will understand what I'm saying.

    My fondness perference, however, is for widdershins.

    I reserve NachoB's answer for idiots that can't comprehend anything else.
    I'm very fond of widdershins, and will use it in conversation where I have time to explain myself. If I were writing a technical procedure, I would definitely use counterclockwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashi View Post
    I'm very fond of widdershins, and will use it in conversation where I have time to explain myself. If I were writing a technical procedure, I would definitely use counterclockwise.
    Frankly, I get tired of having to dumb stuff down for those too lazy to look something up.
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