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Posted on: 2/3/11 11:13 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 7 people   
I hope no is offended by this, but believe me it's memorable.

"Picture a guy driving around with his girlfriend in the passenger seat. He can reach over and easily slip his hand into his girlfriend's blouse." (because the buttonholes always go down the right side on a woman's shirt), and vice versa.

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MaggieMinnich said... (3/5/12 3:00 PM) Reply
LOL...that's a good way to remember, but I argue with my hubby as to what difference it really makes anyhow?!
cstroh said... (5/21/11 11:09 AM) Reply
What a great tip...Made me smile.
Princess Aurora said... (4/9/11 3:01 AM) Reply
Did you know that button placement dates back to medieval times? The button of a man's cloak/cape was placed so that he could unbutton it with his left hand and draw his sword at the same time with his right hand. People who were left-handed were considered "of the devil." Women's buttons were placed the opposite direction because of nobility. Noble women often had another woman to dress them; since most were right handed the buttons were placed to allow the dressers to get their ladies dressed quickly. Where did I learn this? History of Fashion class (I couldn't believe such as class existed either!)
fransews said... (2/25/11 9:53 PM) Reply
well, it makes me laugh out loud, but I doubt I'll ever have to stop and think about it again. Thanks. !!
Mellieluvssewing said... (2/6/11 5:30 PM) Reply
I will always remember this one, got a chuckle from me. Read it to my mother and she got a kick from it! Thanks.
kws said... (2/5/11 2:16 PM) Reply
Only works for a guy driving in Non British countries.
Annie- oh said... (2/4/11 4:39 PM) Reply
This will change my ..."Women are always right..." to something more fun!
Mufffet said... (2/4/11 10:45 AM) Reply
HAHHAA....good one. Thanks.
Debupp said... (2/4/11 9:23 AM) Reply
Another way to remember is "Women are always right and men are left over"..... Ha
Sharon1952 said... (2/4/11 6:54 AM) Reply
Ha, ha, well that's a picture. But you know even after all these years I always have to stop and pretend to button my shirt to remember! Thanks for this memorable reminder.
Pat1 said... (2/3/11 4:16 PM) Reply
It is memorable for those of us who drive on the right (with vehicles with steering wheel on the left!). Not so much for UK, Australia and all of the other countries who drive on left with steering on right side!!
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