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Left hand day

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Aug 13, 2019.


Are you a lefty?

  1. Yes, aren't we amazing

    9 vote(s)
  2. No, I'm not lucky enough

    3 vote(s)
  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Today is left hand day!

    Wooo finally a day I can take part in... erm... what am I supposed to do?

    *waggles left hand* ... yes...

    [basically I saw 'lefties' trending on twitter, it's the only reason I know.... ]

    So who's lucky enough to be a lefty?
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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Is this for real or is this some idealised bollixs thought up by a humanities graduate who poorly understood some science papers?
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    These things!!!!! Arggggh
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  6. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Me. I'm left handed too. Have the awkward pen grip to prove it.
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  7. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter


    I once did an excellent assembly on lefties. Got the students talking and thinking. Creative folk, us lefties, especially in a world designed for righties. My Apple Watch has the buttons on the correct side for me though.

    No need for an awkward pen grip; just angle the paper.

    Hooray for lefties!
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  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Always loved the fact that spiral stairs in medieval castles were set up so that right handed defenders would be able to defend down the staircase because they were the majority... and so attackers would have to send their left handed soldiers up the staircase to get any kind of swing going.

    Of course, that meant the lefties died more often...
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  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Evil monstrosities. And pads that as they get used and pages ripped out you can't write into the margin as there is too thick a heap of paper stuns to.get your left hand into. (I know what I mean but accept that may make no sense to anyone else).
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    My pen grip is terrible... took ages for my [right handed] teachers to be able to get me to write legibly.

    Then again... my left handed aunt had to teach me to tie my shoelaces.
  11. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Same here. And my gran could never teach me to knit (my right handed brother learnt) because it was too difficult to reverse.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Derp derp...


    Got me wondering though... as we drive on the other side of the road to most of the world... does that even out... my left hand controls the gears and my useless/wicked/evil right hand just turns... hmmm
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  13. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter


    My childhood nemesis.
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yep... hated them with a passion... for some reason my primary school thought it vitally important we be able to write with them.
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  15. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Why would you need to? You use both hands to knit.
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  16. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    The car thing makes no sense. You use both hands and both feet to drive. Is the research from the US where most people drive automatics? It's like the children who claim they need a left handed violin. Arguably the violin works better for left handed people but either way, it's a two-handed job.
  17. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I couldn't follow the order she did things in from what I remember. I think I'd naturally start with the other hand to her.
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  18. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I think it's your second option
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  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yes but the task for each hand is different... unlike knitting they aren't doing the same thing.
  20. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I was discovered to be the only lefty in a family of right handed people by Mum giving me one of these spoons. I always picked it up with my left hand and the food always pointed away from my mouth.

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