This question has been on my mind since September 25 (day two of the City-to-Shore MS150). Here's the setup: A friend and I were riding our hybrids in this ride (it's not a race, it's a tour or ride). It is to be expected that some of the road bike types are trying for their personal best time, not an issue. They like going fast, let 'em go fast. Needless to say, a lot of them are passing us. Some, however, seem to think it's a race and are passing with only an inch or two of space. My friend says to one of them that he is passing a bit too close. The guy says (here it comes) "I SAID "On your left". That means you are supposed to move over to the right."
I was wondering if this is the general perception of this phrase, or if I am right in thinking that this is a very misguided young man. My perception is that he is probably one of those guys who has never been in a bicycle wreck, but there have been lots of them behind him.