Straw poll now closed

Andrew Smith

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I am trying this again, as it 'failed to get root nameserver'.
Andrew Smith,
Bristol, UK.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Smith" <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.xxx>
To: "SCD news and discussion" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: Straw poll now closed

> Thanks, Duncan.
> However, reading your reply I have just realised that in option 3 you in
> fact gave 2 choices : "Use of either partner's 1st corner position, or 3rd
> corner position."
> I was voting for 3rd & 4th corner positions, because for years I have
> struggled with both expressions and only very recently realised that ones
> corners are numbered 1,2,3 & 4 going anti-clockwise from 1st, or
> alternatively if you are facing either set of corners the odd one
> (numerically :-) is always on your right.
> I think that this is a more succinct way of describing it, and keeps the
> length of the crib down - the longer the crib the more I am deterred from
> trying the dance, if unfamiliar.
> Of course if one is either horologically challenged through only ever
> having had a digital watch, or manually challenged by R and L, or both,
> this concept is little help.
> On the question of which is the left hand, in electrical engineering there
> is a left-hand rule and a right-hand rule, applying to motors and
> generators respectively. The memory aid in the UK is that "motors" (ie
> cars) drive on the left. If this doesn't help you either, then I hope that
> you remain a pedestrian.
> Andrew Smith,
> Bristol, UK
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Duncan Brown" <xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx.xx>
> To: "Strathspey" <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:58 PM
> Subject: Straw poll now closed
>
>
>> Right as the subject says, the poll has now closed.
>>
>
>

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