Widdershins


Widdershins. This is another way to say something is moving counter-clockwise or something is moving in the wrong direction. It is a much more fun way to say counter-clockwise and is most likely something you heard one of your grandparents or great-grandparents say. Many people do still use it in many poems and newly published books.

Widdershins – adverb – Scottish. Taking a course opposite the motion of the sun.  First used in 1513 and used in the phrase – “Abaisit I wolx, and widdersyns start my hair.” Which meant, “My hair stood on end.

In a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction.  I suppose this is sort of the story of my life.  However, I have no hard feelings.  Look where I ended up.  Not a bad deal.

“Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.”
― Mandy Hale

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