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Entry from November 07, 2017
“‘Righty tighty, lefty loosey’ isn’t a statement about females and politics”

“Righty tighty, lefty loosey” is a popular meme about how to screw or unscrew objects. Some have used “righty tighty” to describe politically conservative people and “lefty loosey” to describe politically liberal people.

“Righty-Tighty / Lefty-Loosie Hey, let’s leave politics out of this...” was posted on the newsgroup rec.motorcycles on November 25, 2000. “"Righty tighty, lefty loosey” (works for nuts and politics)” was posted on the newsgroup rec.outdoors.rv-travel on March 3, 2001. “Righty tighty...lefty loosey....true in mechanics and politics” was posted on Twitter on July 18, 2009.

“‘Righty tighty, lefty loosey’ isn’t a statement about females and politics” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on November 7, 2017.


Google Groups: rec.motorcycles
The tale of an oil change…
Rider
11/25/00
“Cwgazoo” wrote in message
news:20001124204447.28182.00000144@ng-fw1.aol.com…
> Righty-Tighty / Lefty-Loosie

Hey, let’s leave politics out of this…

Google Groups: rec.outdoors.rv-travel
Newbie with some questions.
Pete Dumbleton
3/3/01
(...)
For those who like little ways to remember things like “spring ahead, fall back” and “righty tighty, lefty loosey” (works for nuts and politics), you push the *bottom* of the steering wheel the way you want the back of the trailer to go..

Google Groups: rec.bicycles.racing
Adieu, Dan
some...@gmail.com
12/2/05
(...)
BTW, Rightist can be as uncomfortable as Leftists. But that is OT here since it is Lafferty we are talking about.  Righty tighty, lefty loosey. It works in politics and screw threads.

Twitter
Zach Braiker‏
@zachbraiker
just realized that righty tighty lefty loosey applies to politics as well as screwing and unscrewing things
9:03 PM - 23 Mar 2008

Twitter
Shawn Mitchell‏
@shawn_mitchell
In regards to screws and politics: lefty loosey, righty tighty.
3:48 PM - 21 Jun 2009

Twitter
wayne cook‏
@cookunfiltered
righty tighty...lefty loosey....true in mechanics and politics
6:39 AM - 18 Jul 2009

Twitter
Siddhant Adlakha‏
@SidizenKane
Righty tighty, lefty loosey (an idiot’s guide to American politics)
6:40 AM - 12 Mar 2013

Twitter
David J. Wheeler‏
@MrDavidJW
Am I the only one who still has to say ‘lefty loosey, righty tighty’ in my head every time I talk politics?
1:51 PM - 22 Mar 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
“Righty tighty, lefty loosey” works for both unscrewing things and political parties.
submitted August 12, 2014 by still_thinking_
COMMENTS
JohanF
In the US. Not where I am from.

shahooster
More succinct, while keeping the message the same:
“Righty tighty, lefty loosey” works for wingnuts.

Reddit—Oneliners
“Righty tighty, lefty loosey” isn’t a statement about females and politics.
submitted November 7, 2017 by MZago1
COMMENTS
ukkiwi
Could be though. Stereotypes.

Twitter
LOL Tweets™‏
@lolmgco
“Righty tighty, lefty loosey” isn’t a statement about females and politics.
4:32 PM - 7 Nov 2017

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