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Old 08-20-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Ok, that's bizarre. I also bat/golf right handed, as well as eat right handed. Actually, I am comfortable eating lefty, and I can bat lefty if I want to, but am better at both left.

Everything else I am prohibitively lefty, except writing. I can write right handed at least as clearly as lefty, but too slowly to render it practical.
i just thought of one other thing i do righty - mouse. i could mouse lefty, but it's awkward.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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i just thought of one other thing i do righty - mouse. i could mouse lefty, but it's awkward.
Same here Tahiti, with the card holding, the non-wrist curling and mouse. It's like we're the same dexterity strain of DNA.

Other points: both my kids are right handed, as were both my parents.

You seem to allude to the fact we are a right handed dominated society, however, a left handed pitcher in major league baseball will dispute this. They are paid very, very well.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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I am all left !!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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And, a life insurance actuarial will reveal that our life expectancy is on average, 8 years lower than a right handed person.

Clinton and Bush 41 were left handed. And our next president will be left handed as well. Unless a third party candidate is voted in, anyway.
why do you think this is????
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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I am all left !!!
Hummm.. I figure you and Alex would have came up with the same answers?
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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that's what I meant to say! LOL

i thought i knew everything about being left handed, but I didn't know that only 2% of women are lefty! but if the general population is 10% lefthanded, and men are 10%, should women be 10 or 11%?
im a lefty too! My Dad is Left but was forced to write with his right hand. Actually thats what causes people to stutter they said at one time.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Same here Tahiti, with the card holding, the non-wrist curling and mouse. It's like we're the same dexterity strain of DNA.

Other points: both my kids are right handed, as were both my parents.

You seem to allude to the fact we are a right handed dominated society, however, a left handed pitcher in major league baseball will dispute this. They are paid very, very well.
c'est vrai. however, for the average schmo, everything's geared towards the righty. scissors, cards, knives, desks, mailboxes, electronic signature pads (the "pen" is on the right), cameras, front doors...... given 10 minutes I could think of 100 more things. but that's ok, it makes us stronger!

i remember being at the dentist once and watching the hygienist. i asked her "could a left handed person be a hygienist?" i think i'm the only one to ever ask that before, lol. she said they'd probably have to work for a left handed dentist with the opposite setup . interesting. don't know if it's true, but a lefty hygienist could cause a lot of damage working the way things are normally set up, lol.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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Hummm.. I figure you and Alex would have came up with the same answers?
Trust me, I only play an air head online, unlike Marilyn lol and for the record, right brain ova here.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Trust me, I only play an air head online, unlike Marilyn lol and for the record, right brain ova here.
You're blowin' my silent digs.."no brainer"
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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[quote=tahiti;4929803]c'est vrai. however, for the average schmo, everything's geared towards the righty. scissors, cards, knives, desks, mailboxes, electronic signature pads (the "pen" is on the right), cameras, front doors...... given 10 minutes I could think of 100 more things. but that's ok, it makes us stronger!

i remember being at the dentist once and watching the hygienist. i asked her "could a left handed person be a hygienist?" i think i'm the only one to ever ask that before, lol. she said they'd probably have to work for a left handed dentist with the opposite setup . interesting. don't know if it's true, but a lefty hygienist could cause a lot of damage working the way things are normally set up, lol.[/quote]

LOL... good point!
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