why do we give instructions backwards? the other day i was guiding my mother over the phone. says me, tap the key to the left of the space bar on the keyboard. which seems perfectly reasonable. except every piece of information is delivered in exactly the wrong order. she can't start processing the information until she gets all of it.then she has to play it back in reverse - keyboard, space bar, left, one key, tap. which is extremely concise. but looks completely horrid cause no one speaks that way.