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Gender Buttons Mnemonic
Men and women button their clothes differently.
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2016/12/27
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EmmettRedd
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How many have heard something similar to, “Women are always right on top, while men get what’s left over.”? It is a mnemonic helping tailor keep the button on the correct side for the gender of the person for whom the clothes are being made. My mother quoted it several times.

2016/12/27
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Robert
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I’ve seen this for the first time, but it sure is a lot easier to remember than the   spring back fall forward.

2016/12/29
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Ha! When I first moved to Arizona (which doesn’t observe DST) I was looking forward to a small simplification in routines. Sure, now we don’t need to reset our clocks twice a year, but the issue has become adjusting for the other places that do … teleconferences, phone calls, working hours. DST is not really needed these days, and IMHO the whole system should be scrapped. Straight UT works just fine.  </rant>

Regarding Emmettredd’s original question, no I had never heard that mnemonic. I only became aware of that tailoring convention post HS. Always thought it was a curious standard. Wondered if there was some historic reason for it, so I searched and found this:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-why-mens-and-womens-clothes-button-opposite-sides-1-180957361/

And now you know the rest of the story.  🙂

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