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I've been worried about this for a while now...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave5N, 8 Jan 2008.

  1. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Back in the old days, before they had clocks,

    what did they call clockwise and anti clockwise?
     
  2. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    Sundialwise and anti-sundialwise.

    Doh!
     
  3. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I just typed 'clockwise' into thesaurus.com, and thought it broke it for a second
     
  4. that way and the other way
     
  5. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    Location:
    Logopolis
    Sunwise. In the northern hemisphere the sun goes relative to a sundial in a ...
     
  6. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    So what was the best thing before sliced bread?
     
  7. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Unsliced bread
     
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    The same as now, 'that' will never change!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Ug and Barg.


    Incidentally, did anyone else's gran ever say things like "It's five and twenty to six"?
     
  10. Pete

    Pete Guest

    All right then, for a couple of bonus points:
    1) Which way does the gnomon's shadow move around a sundial? (no cheating!)
    2) Can you use a British-made sundial in Australia?
     
  11. Yes of course - if it's big enough for a tinnie and a plate of barbie food:becool:
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    AH yes, of course.

    South Birmingham, aren't you? :sad:
     
  13. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Also, did people say five thirty five before digital watches? :sad:
     
  14. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Widdershins is an old word for anti-clockwise (or anti-sunwise)
     
  15. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    All the time, makes old people sound a little bit dim