Put the shoe on the right foot first. The twelfth symbol of the Protreptics of Iamblichus. This audition is preserved in our word
“awkward,” which means “left-handed” (awke, the left hand),
seen also in the French gauche. Pythagoras meant to teach that
his disciples should walk discreetly and wisely, not basely and feebly
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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