Righty tighty, lefty loosey


Mnemonic Device:

  • Righty tighty, Lefty loosey
  • Time is always right (clockwise to tighten)

Explanation: This mnemonic helps to remember how most regular screws, light bulbs and bottles can be opened and closed.

  • Turn clockwise (right) and you’ll fasten the lid.
  • Turn anti-clockwise (left) and the bottle will open.

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