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Old 21 July 2010, 03:40 PM
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Eddylizard Eddylizard is offline
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The sword drawing myth is not very satisfactory anyway at least on it's own, since if we accept that buttons on the right side make it easier for a man to swordfight, we have no explanation as to why women's buttons aren't also on the right.

There is an addition I've heard to the sword myth which is that buttons on the left make it easier for a woman to nurse a baby. I don't remember the rationale going much beyond that statement being as I gave it no plausibility, but at least it is a fuller explanation for there being a difference.

Personally I think it's so when you try to sneakily try to borrow your wifes fitted blouse which can otherwise pass for a man's shirt because yours are all in the wash, you have to spend longer fumbling with the buttons and there's more chance of her busting you.
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