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Today is International Left Handers Day!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Middlemarch, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As a southpaw (and proud of
    it), I shall be celebrating by clouting any right-hander I encounter
    with my left hand and shouting, 'There! Not so funny now, is it?'

    http://www.lefthandersday.com/
    Such a pity we're not all in school, as we could have tied the hands of all right-handed children behind their backs as a bit of 'living history'.
    I invite all fellow keggy-handers to declare themselves on this thread and suggest their own ideas for celebrating today.

     
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As a southpaw (and proud of
    it), I shall be celebrating by clouting any right-hander I encounter
    with my left hand and shouting, 'There! Not so funny now, is it?'

    http://www.lefthandersday.com/
    Such a pity we're not all in school, as we could have tied the hands of all right-handed children behind their backs as a bit of 'living history'.
    I invite all fellow keggy-handers to declare themselves on this thread and suggest their own ideas for celebrating today.

     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    What a sinister thread...
     
  4. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I'm sure I read somewhere (could have been in Left-Hander Monthly) that we left-handers are statistically brighter, more gorgeous and less prone to rioting and looting than our right-handed peers.
    I also read that we experience a great deal more s*xual activity. However, I did a study on this issue by questioning myself and my partner (who is right-handed) and it turns out that left-handers and right-handers do very similar amounts of bonking.
    Anyway, to celebrate Left Handed Day, right-handers should be forced to write with their left hands today and end up stuttering hopelessly as a result.
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    Surely it's a worry that it's only a "very similar" amount...
     
  6. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yeah!

    Didn't know you were a fellow sinistral, Cute, but I should have guessed.
     
  7. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    It's a matter of definition. If one partner falls asleep part-way through, that only counts as a fractional bonk for them. (Similarly, if they switch the light on and start reading Heat magazine..)
     
  8. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    This is all very revealing, Cute.
    I wonder if there is any correlation between handedness and diversionary activities during bonking - do left-handers (for example), because they're believed to be more creative, eschew traditional 'gazing at the ceiling and wondering what colour to paint it' type activities and begin planning a novel?
     
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Well I <u>should</u> have been left-handed, but in my day we were 'gently ! encouraged' to become right-handed.No such things as left-handed scissors etc, so it was just easier to do what everyone else did and struggle to use your right hand. (Still instinctively go to catch a ball with my left hand though! )
    Mind you, when I injured my hand, children were fascinated when I simply 'changed ' to writing with my left hand on the board, as I'm pretty much ambi-dextrous.
     
  10. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I guess it depends on the time of year, Mm.
    During term-time, it's obviously a chance to get on with the lesson-planning. But in the holidays, I think it's important to relax and enjoy yourself; so you could always do some knitting, or get out the Kindle, or phone an old friend who you haven't been in touch with for a while..

     
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I'm one!
     
  12. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    Do left-handers wear their watches and wedding rings on their right hands?
     
  13. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Not this left-hander - watch on left wrist always and wedding ring obviously on left hand.
     
  14. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I'd love to be ambidextrous.
    In fact, I'd give my right arm!
     
  15. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Good ideas there - I suppose gardening enthusiasts need to be a bit more creative in their approaches to bonking in order to engage in their hobby.
     
  16. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Well if you have a dibber handy..
     
  17. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    But what if it's a right-handed dibber?
    Down with right-handed implements! End the centuries-old oppression of the sinistrally inclined!
     
  18. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    .dohtem larutan erom eht ylraelc si hcihw ,tfel ot thgir morf etirw lla dluohs ew ,yaD dednaH tfeL nO
     
  19. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    yletulosbA.
     
  20. bfudge69

    bfudge69 New commenter

    The majority of lefties wear their watches on their right wrist. I thought I was odd because I didn't.
    Out of interest Middlemarch do you do many things with your right hand? I write with my left but play table tennis, snooker and bowl with my right. I'm also right footed. [​IMG]
     

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