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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    This sounds urban legendy.

    The (also probably urban legend) story I had always heard was that horsemen rode to the right so they could hold the reins in their dominant (right) hand while gesturing to oncoming horsemen with the (inside) left hand.
    That doesn't explain why the English drive on the left.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    OTOH, it was always a good excuse to sit on the far right, swivel, and use the corner of the pretty girl to the left's desk.
    There were pretty girls at Cornell?

    Sorry... couldn't let that meatball go without swinging (left-handed, of course)! ')

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  • Kepler
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Southpaw fact: It is because of a left-handed person that you drive on the right side of the road (assuming you're in a country that does so). Napoleon Bonaparte wanted his dominant hand, the one where he primarily used his sword, to be out towards the enemy as he stood to the outside of his marching troops. Therefore, those under his empire became used to marching on the right side of the road, as opposed to the left.
    This sounds urban legendy.

    The (also probably urban legend) story I had always heard was that horsemen rode to the right so they could hold the reins in their dominant (right) hand while gesturing to oncoming horsemen with the (inside) left hand.

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  • Kepler
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    At least at RPI in the large lecture halls, the chairs furthest to the left of each aisle have the desk on the correct side. Still not enough (not even close to 1 out of 10), but a step in the correct direction.
    This was true at Cornell, too. In a row of 20 chairs the far left would be the only good one. Now combine that with being legally blind in your right eye, and you have an impossible situation.

    OTOH, it was always a good excuse to sit on the far right, swivel, and use the corner of the pretty girl to the left's desk.

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  • MarkEagleUSA
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
    What about footedness?
    I kick with my left foot.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
    What about footedness?

    Does it match handedness?
    If you're left-footed when it comes to soccer, that's good enough for me.

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  • FreshFish
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    What about footedness?

    Does it match handedness?

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
    A left-handed hockey shot means you're using your right hand as the dominant for control. That's why I asked. People who are left-handed for writing and such, *should* be taught to shoot right-handed and then righties should should left. Most people aren't taught to logic as kids, and thus you get people like me who grow up right-handed at everything including hockey (and you with left/left) who use their dominant, dexterous hands as the guide/power side and not their control side.
    Which is why I play stringed instruments "right-handed". Witha mouse, I use an external right, pointing stick left (I can't use the touchpads).

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  • St. Clown
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    Left (even though I don't skate )

    I have a right-handed pool shot.
    A left-handed hockey shot means you're using your right hand as the dominant for control. That's why I asked. People who are left-handed for writing and such, *should* be taught to shoot right-handed and then righties should should left. Most people aren't taught to logic as kids, and thus you get people like me who grow up right-handed at everything including hockey (and you with left/left) who use their dominant, dexterous hands as the guide/power side and not their control side.

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  • Proud2baLaker
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    I know someone else who is the same way.

    I learned to play pool right-handed, but now play ambidextrous (though predominantly left). No behind-the-back shots for me.

    As for eating, the Americans call you right-handed, while the Europeans call you a stupid American.
    I try to play pool right handed at times too so that I dont have to do any of that behind the back crap. It makes a lot of shots easier.

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  • MinnesotaNorthStar
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Write right, throw right, shoot left, bat left and right (better left), golf right, shoot pool right...

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  • Tiggsy
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    Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
    I guess I can celebrate for half of the day. I write and eat right-handed but play all sports left-handed. Never been able to figure out how that happened...
    I'm exactly the opposite. Sports are all right but writing and eating is left. One hand is stronger and one hand is more precise.

    So I like the celebrating half a day.

    Left is right!

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by Old Pio View Post
    You know, it really is discrimination. Think about those stupid desks in college classrooms with the desk part on the right. I had to cross my legs and put a notebook in my lap to take notes. You'd think they could invest in one or two lefty desks. When I was a kid, ball points hadn't yet taken over the pen world. It was impossible for me to use a fountain pen, since my left hand would drag through what I'd just written and smear it (and my hand).

    I remember a guy in 5th grade going through all sorts of changes because the teacher was trying to change him to a righty (obviously with his parents' permission, since nobody ever said a word to me). All sorts of common implements make life somewhat more difficult for lefties. The one real advantage is baseball both hitting and pitching. How many marginal lefty relief pitchers can hang on a couple of extra years because they've got a statistical better chance of getting the big right hand hitter out?

    Old Pio: bats right, golf right, throws left, tennis left, bowls left, writes left, eats and one other thing with either hand.
    At least at RPI in the large lecture halls, the chairs furthest to the left of each aisle have the desk on the correct side. Still not enough (not even close to 1 out of 10), but a step in the correct direction.

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  • Old Pio
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    And you get 364 (sometimes 365) other days to gloat this discrimination. Give him the red-handled scissors!
    You know, it really is discrimination. Think about those stupid desks in college classrooms with the desk part on the right. I had to cross my legs and put a notebook in my lap to take notes. You'd think they could invest in one or two lefty desks. When I was a kid, ball points hadn't yet taken over the pen world. It was impossible for me to use a fountain pen, since my left hand would drag through what I'd just written and smear it (and my hand).

    I remember a guy in 5th grade going through all sorts of changes because the teacher was trying to change him to a righty (obviously with his parents' permission, since nobody ever said a word to me). All sorts of common implements make life somewhat more difficult for lefties. The one real advantage is baseball both hitting and pitching. How many marginal lefty relief pitchers can hang on a couple of extra years because they've got a statistical better chance of getting the big right hand hitter out?

    Old Pio: bats right, golf right, throws left, tennis left, bowls left, writes left, eats and one other thing with either hand.
    Last edited by Old Pio; 08-13-2012, 05:27 PM.

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  • MountieBoyOz
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    Re: Happy International Left Handers Day 2012

    Party at the Leftorium later?

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