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#119444 - 01/12/04 11:23 AM Re: withershins and deasil
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i knit left handed. and while that is perfectly normal on most of the european continent, in ireland and UK, knitters tend to knit right handed
How intriguing--these are the opposites of the way they drive!



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#119445 - 01/12/04 11:37 AM Re: withershins and deasil
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the opposites of the way they drive

Or either that or USns got it wrong, one. When's the last time you went through a drive-through ATM?


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#119446 - 01/12/04 11:42 AM Re: withershins and deasil
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> drive-through ATM

2 plain, 2 purl.... they wreck my addition ;)


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#119447 - 01/13/04 12:49 AM Re: withershins and deasil
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of troy >>i knit left handed. and while that is perfectly normal on most of the european continent, in ireland and UK, knitters tend to knit right handed

Jackie >>How intriguing--these are the opposites of the way they drive!

bingley >> Think about it. If you're facing the front of the car, what side does the driver sit on, the left or the right?

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#119448 - 01/13/04 11:29 AM Re: withershins and deasil
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Every time I drive, I face the front of the car. I sit on the left (here) and drive on the right.


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#119449 - 01/13/04 11:29 PM Re: withershins and deasil
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In reply to:

Every time I drive, I face the front of the car.


Even when you're reversing?

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#119450 - 01/14/04 08:28 AM Re: withershins and deasil
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Most of the time, yes--I use the mirrors.


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#119451 - 01/14/04 09:06 AM backing up.....
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Most of the time, yes--I use the mirrors

oh yes, me too.. i find if turn my head round, i 'stear' wrong.. but if i watch the mirrors, i am fine. --an aspect of my dyslexia-- nothing really to do with reading, but with how my mind processes information.

i went to a party, a few years ago now, many guests had arrived before me, the long 200(meters or so) driveway, narrow to begin with, was lined with cars (both sides!)

i backed my car in... all the way to the end, to make it easier to unload, (and to pull out, in case i had to move it in an emergency) the though occurred to me, i might be less able to contol my car as the party progressed, and pulling out, would be easier if influenced...

i used my exterior mirrors to do all the backing up (my car was stuffed to the rooftop with 'things' i brought to the party.)
needless to say, i didn't leave a series of dents and dings in the other cars!

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#119452 - 01/14/04 09:18 AM Re: backing up.....
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i find if turn my head round, i 'stear' wrong

And if your car is hitched to a trailer you're steering double-wrong, or right.



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#119453 - 01/14/04 09:44 AM Re: verse gear
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When steering the car in full flight
With a trailer (whether heavy or light)
Good nuncle declares
“Things work better in pairs:
Two wrongs in reverse make a right!”



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