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Date: Monday, January 1, 2001 
Question/Topic: Buttons 
Answer/Pointer: "We often wonder why women's clothes button from right to left and men's from left to right. One theory is that, in the days when men carried swords, having buttons on the right made it easier for a man to unbutton his coat with hs left hand. This freed his right hand for drawing his sword." from: Top hats to baseball (J 391.009 Per - not in collection 8/00) 
Librarian: LCLCPL 

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