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What do you picture first when you hear the word clutch?



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FordGuy
posted 9-Dec-2013 2:20pm  
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 9-Dec-2013 2:39pm  
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I had not heard of the handbag.
LindaH
posted 9-Dec-2013 3:19pm  
image curtain clutcher
dab
posted 9-Dec-2013 4:35pm  
When I read the question before seeing the pictures, I thought of the mechanical contraption first and the verb second. The purse never crossed my mind.
LJD
posted 9-Dec-2013 4:50pm  
Various things, but the first...clutch bag
jen Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 9-Dec-2013 6:05pm  
Galomorro
posted 9-Dec-2013 7:23pm  
A bunch of chickens first, then some kind of machinery in a car second.
Iseult
posted 9-Dec-2013 9:09pm  
Gear transmission device.
Lysannus
posted 10-Dec-2013 4:56am  
Wow. I think it depends what I am currently doing.
Getting dressed up to go somewhere it would be the purse.
If I was downstairs in my shop working on the tractor I would think of the mechanical clutch.
And collecting eggs from the chickens it would bring to mind a group of eggs.
TeddyMiller
posted 10-Dec-2013 10:33am  
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 10-Dec-2013 10:50am  
Having the images there ruined the experiment, since I saw the automotive clutch first.
JessicaWoman99
posted 10-Dec-2013 1:14pm  
My clutch bag
RainingFeathers
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 10-Dec-2013 5:52pm  
Sorry, I didn't think of that possibility.
I assumed (bad me!) that people would see the question in the list, picture something, then click on it. This wouldn't be the case if you get to it by pressing 'next' in a survey (which I often do, so I should have considered that. Oh well!)
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 11-Dec-2013 10:49am  
No worries! I was trying to decide what I would most likely have thought of first if I hadn't seen the picture, and I think the image of someone clutching something would probably have come to mind first.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 11-Dec-2013 5:46pm  
Somebody clutching at something (like straws). Then the handbag. The car thing wouldn't occur to me unless it was in context.
MysticKat
posted 12-Dec-2013 5:21am  
I picture the 3rd pedal on a standard/manual transmission car or truck. The top pic doesn't exactly look like what I have in mind. I guess it is the inner workings of the clutch.
Zang
posted 13-Dec-2013 2:26pm  
The actual pedal.
mandy
posted 14-Dec-2013 1:00am  
The first one.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Dec-2013 9:43am  
The bag, because of my job.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to RainingFeathers) posted 15-Dec-2013 9:46am  
The Advanced Stats on this survey are predictable, but still interesting.
jardropper
posted 15-Dec-2013 11:03am  
When they first asked me, my immediate thought was 'integral' such as "He made a clutch play." After that I went to the mechanism. I didn't even think of the handbag/purse type of clutch but have heard it before, am familiar with them and could possibly define some distinctive attributes for some reason.
cloudhugger
posted 6-Jan-2014 10:01am  
Gears, heavy metal, shifter, something that makes something 'go'.
I guess a purse could do that too smiley:::wry smile
cloudhugger
(reply to Lysannus) posted 6-Jan-2014 10:02am  
Excellent answer smiley:::smile
starrpickle
posted 7-Jan-2014 3:00pm  
the first thing I picture is a fist, the first thing I think of is a car and manual transmission
Matty
posted 8-Jan-2014 10:34am  
I don't even know what the second pic is.
Lysannus
(reply to Matty) posted 8-Jan-2014 10:43am  
That is a small type purse you see some women carry when going out usually to a fancy gathering. It is called a clutch.
Matty
(reply to Lysannus) posted 8-Jan-2014 3:30pm  
I had never heard of that. Thanks.
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