Which way do you stir...? Why..?

@lxrowe (372)
Australia
August 17, 2007 7:14pm CST
Making a cup of coffee this morning, I noticed I was stirring clockwise... Do you stir your cuppa clockwise? Anti-Clockwise? ...Or are you the sort to let things stir them selves =P
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• United States
18 Aug 07
As I sit here and I think I have realized that not only do I stir coffee and drinks counter clockwise, but I also think I stir things I am cooking, like soups, clockwise instead! I'm gonna pay attention later if I think about and check when I am making dinner, but I am pretty sure I use both ways in different scenarios!
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@lxrowe (372)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
As I posted this discussion, I realised that I stir dinners with the other arm, in the other direction! hehe, thanks for the response =D
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@dana_ann (67)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
hmm depends what hand I'm using... I always stir clockwise with my right hand, but either way with my left. Weird huh
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• United States
18 Aug 07
I stir things clockwise. I think I also spin things, like pens or scissors, clockwise. Maybe it's because I'm right handed? Hmm...
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
18 Aug 07
I prefer to make sure things are mixed up really well so I'll alternate and stir both ways until I'm sure it's all stirred in. This reminded me of something my mom told me about her father. He left when she was onlt 8 or 9 so she barely remembers him so this is one of her few memories. He would drink tea but was very methodical about it. He would stir it clockwise, spill a little in the saucer, spoon it from the saucer to check the temperature and then repeat the process until it had cooled off enough. She remembers him specifically saying that stirring should be done clockwise only although she doesn't remember why.
@lxrowe (372)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
That's an interesting little... Method, a nice memory to carry =D Pretty sure I alternate when I want things blended into a... Sludge, but it's clockwise automatically for me.
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
I'm fairly certain that I'm a clockwise stirrer (i'm also right-handed, if there is any correlation), although with warm beverages, i tend to swish the spoon backwards and forwards or side to side. =]