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Old 10-24-2007, 04:29 PM   #481
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Born a leftie, forced to become right handed by militant teachers in 1st grade. I still do most everything, except write, with my left hand. My dad was a leftie and bemoaned the fact that the world is, indeed ,set up for the right handers; he didn't squawk about the insisted upon change. I am left eye dominant and chew on the left side. Hsb. lost his thumb on his right hand, forcing him become left handed. I supposed that balances things out somehow.....
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:10 PM   #482
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wow, I thought they gave up that militant-right-handedness crap in the 19th century

dang first grade teachers. I hated mine too.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:28 PM   #483
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Born a leftie, forced to become right handed by militant teachers in 1st grade.
OFFENSIVE! OUTRAGEOUS! UNACCEPTABLE!

my dad found out recently that he was forced to be a righty. he never knew why he was so ambidextrous until that news hit him.

one of my teachers tried to convince my parents that they should let her strap my left arm down. my mother had a holy fit and rampaged her way through the school administration until they swore no teacher would ever be allowed to hint at such a preposterous suggestion again. unfortunately that meant most teachers wouldn't work with me during writing classes. it usually was "angle your paper like this and draw your letters like this..... oh.... lefties angle it the other way and use your other hand."

thus the infamous lefty wrist curl.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:39 PM   #484
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hmm.. i'm kind of ambidextrous.. with everything i do with two hands, my left hand is dominant (swabbing floor, sweeping leaves, swinging a baseball bat, etc).. other stuff like writing, stirring, using scissors, mousing, i do with my right hand.

sounds like lukku's story, except for the carpal tunnel
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:41 PM   #485
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I'm a rightie in everything...writing, chewing, taking stairs, tennis, etc.

But strangely enough, I am a kickass left-handed ping-pong player.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:20 PM   #486
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mostly right-handed but have a strong left hand from all the drafting and landscaping. i open jar lids for the hubby with my left hand and can paint and cut in trim using either hand.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:58 AM   #487
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I use a knife and fork in the "left-hand" manner, but I think that way makes more sense for right handers anyway.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:25 AM   #488
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My right hand never takes my left hand for granted.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:44 AM   #489
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mostly right-handed but have a strong left hand from all the drafting and landscaping. i open jar lids for the hubby with my left hand and can paint and cut in trim using either hand.
I'm a left-handed jar-opener as well, and I will use my left hand to do detail painting if I can't fit my right hand into the space.

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I use a knife and fork in the "left-hand" manner, but I think that way makes more sense for right handers anyway.
I was taught to eat with a knife and fork in the "British" manner - fork in left hand, knife in right, not putting down utensils to switch hands like they do in the US. Is this "left-hand" manner?
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:53 AM   #490
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new question of the day.


how does this make you feel and do you think this should be an option for all commercially manufactured automobiles?
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:16 PM   #491
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yes, it seems like a worthy option


i kinda wish i also had that option as a pedestrian, to deal with drivers who honk their stupid horns at traffic lights
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:21 PM   #492
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Yes.
But to smack people on bikes that don't think that they have to follow traffic rules, but get pissy if you don't.

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Old 10-25-2007, 06:09 PM   #493
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It makes me feel happy. I need one for my desk at work.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:12 PM   #494
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you know how it makes me feel? it makes me feel baffled by the way the pedestrians have spaced themselves along the road so that the device has adequate time to reload and redeploy. MOVE 3 INCHES TO THE RIGHT, EVERYONE!


i think it should be an option. but i don't think it should be standard. it should be a rather pricey upgrade. there should be an alternate option where instead of a boxing glove, the device has a fistful of pretty posies.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:36 PM   #495
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i think it'd take some time to learn how to aim properly with that thing
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