It's been a long while since I last made a post on this forum but what better way to conduct an informal scientific study! Question No 1: Which way do you stir your cup of tea/coffee when your making it? Clockwise or Counter (Anti)-clockwise? Question No 2: What hand do you write with? My very anecdotal evidence is that left handed people stir clockwise whereas right-handers do it counter-clockwise or perhaps if you use your left hand to stir your brew you'll stir it clockwise, right hand - counter clockwise! What say the masses of VT?
I make heaps coffee and tea every day and I am righthanded and stir clockwise. I am pretty boring lol.
1. I stir my tea counter (anti) clockwise with my left hand as I am a south paw. 2. I write with my left hand but eat with my right hand. 3. What about those who hit the sugar in the cup/mug with their spoon, like a piston gone berserk, announcing to the world that they are stirring their cup/mug? My wife does that with a steel tumbler just to annoy/tease me!
i am right handed and stir clock wise.
As usual, I am going to be back to front about this and answer the second question first, I am left- handed. The way I stir a beverage depends entirely on where it is in relation to me. I will stir clockwise if it is on my right side (i.e. I am stirring right-handed) and anti-clockwise if stirring with the left. Whether this is some subconscious thing about stirring hot liquid away from my body I have no idea, I just thought about that not having given the matter much consideration before.
I am fairly ambidextrous so if I pick up a spoon I just stir. I don't think I consciously go one way or the other but I think if I picked it up with my left hand I would stir clockwise. I do know that I do stir both ways when stirring right handed as people have commented on it (as they do about doing it left handed as well as right handed). When I am stirring something like a batter mix it depends how I hold the spoon - if the spoon is nearly vertical then I would be going counter clockwise but if the spoon is at 45° then it would be clockwise. I will keep track of this over the next week and watch those at work too.
Oh yeah I forgot to add that I write right handed but I do sudoku left handed as I did that to learn to write numbers better with my left hand.
I am a lefty and stir clockwise. My partner is right handed and stirs anticlockwise.
Such a privelege to have the opportunity to partake in such groundbreaking research! I am righthanded and stir my tea clockwise. Interesting to see who's right and left handed, as I have often found that there are certain personality traits/ways of thinking that go with being left handed (at least in my own group of friends and colleagues). My observation is that lefthanders are often very individual thinkers who tend to approach life slightly differntly to the mainstream (which isn't surprising really). For instance, Fergy, I'm not at all surprised that you're what my Mum would call a 'ciotógach', even if you're from the Six Counties. And Anil, I'm not surprised at you being a southpaw either. And that's a compliment!
Right-handed ans stir clockwise, which makes like most of us that are r/h your anecdotal evidence is c**p.
I'm left handed and stir anti clockwise. :)
@Cathy=Thank You! Boy! Who doesn't *love* a compliment!!
I don't stir as I don't put anything in coffee or tea. If I did, I would use my right hand and go clockwise. However (for you Cathy) I throw a ball with my left hand, play golf and tennis with right hand dominant. I do most household chores with my left hand or use both interchangebly.
I am right-handed. I stir my coffee counter-clockwise then I change directions and stir clockwise.
I write with my right hand, but am not right-dominant. I don't stir anything into my tea, but when I do stir things into other things, I tend to change hands, and change direction periodically with either hand, and make other patterns than circles.
Right handed. Clockwise.
1. Clockwise stirrer. 2. Right handed writer.
1. Clockwise stirrer. 2. Right handed writer.
I don't believe in stirring anything into my coffee/tea. For any other kind of liquid, I would stir it counter-clockwise. I write left-handed.
Hey Stewy! Nice to see you in the forums again mate :o) I'm right handed and stir clockwise..that's when I stir hubby's coffee. I don't take sugar so don't stir mine.
I'm left-handed but I don't take sugar (or, milk in the case of coffee) and don't stir tea or coffee at all.
Answer One: Counter clockwise Answer Two: I write with both left and right hands
Liz, that brings me nicely onto another point. Do we have many properly ambidextrous people here? I write left-handed and do most things similarly (cue and racquet sports for example). I do, however, play the guitar badly) and golf (even worse) right-handed. Maybe I should have learnt left-handed instead!
I'm right handed but I eat left handed.
I began school as a leftie. The lovely nuns switched me to writing with my right hand since they believed this was the only way to write. I still continued using both hands regardless. My handwriting is better when I use the left but I switch it up depending on my mood.
I have read that forced use of the "wrong" hand has ked to later life bedwetting, stammering and lots of other problems. Well done those "teachers" who didn't have the intelligence to know that Nature made us this way.