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Lefthanded people rule

 
 
Gala
 
Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 09:02 am
That's right, we do. Please step forward and announce yourself. Who's/was left-handed that you might not know? Leonardo Da Vinci, for one.
 
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 09:44 am
me.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 09:45 am
and according to the Inuit, who should know, all polar bears are left-handed.
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:17 am
@MontereyJack,
The polar bear is not to be trifled with...
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:19 am
especially not if youre on his left side.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:35 am
sinister
Gala
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 11:57 am
@George,
misunderstood
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Aa
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 12:17 pm
Pity, all of you minority-dominant-handedness folks have the label "gauche" plastered on you in an act of linguistic oppression.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 12:27 pm
James Garfield, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford; Ronald Reagan allegedly switched from lefty to right by misguided teacher as a kid.
1992 presdiential race: Bill Clinton, George HW Bush, Ross Perot all lefties.
2008 presidential race: Barack Obama, John McCain both lefites.
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 12:27 pm
Say it loud, gauche and proud.
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Gala
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 01:00 pm
@Aa,
Pity, my keester.
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Gala
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 01:01 pm
@MontereyJack,
Ned Flanders
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Aa
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 01:03 pm
Discrimination against the left is common in several realms of society. For example, in those arabic cultures where food is eaten without silverware, it is only the right hand that is used, since the left hand is judged as unclean. (And why theft has traditionally been punished with amputation of the right hand)

In the Roman Catholic Church, there was a televised liturgy shortly before Easter Sunday one year, in which the pope ceremonially washed the feet of several men (seminarians) - but only the right foot of each one. Why? Apparently the left foot was considered too unclean to be washed.

Then there's the New Year's custom of first-footing, where the threshold is crossed with the right foot first.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 01:05 pm
@Aa,
Aa,

Long time no see! Nice to see you around again.
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Aa
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 01:25 pm
Thank you, Robert Gentel - I am feeling quite beamish at receiving your response in my favorite brand, "Kwik & Kordial", a line which also includes "Kwik & Kleer".

Posting comes with a struggle, though. (A slogan I really like comes from Cesar Chavez, "La lucha es sin fin" -- The struggle is endless.) Prudence tells me I should be toiling at preparation for a lecture-presentation, but procrastination tells me I can divert some time with an A2K posting or two. My rules of engagement are such that procrastination usually triumphs.

Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 01:29 pm
@Aa,
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can avoid doing altogether."
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 06:03 pm
@Aa,
Aa! hooray!!


On left handed folk, I've often observed that many of my favorite people are left handed - not a scientific survey, of course, but noticeable just the same. I wonder if there are studies on left handed people and cultural traits. I'll have to do some googleing.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 07:16 pm
@Gala,
Don't have time to read it all now, but are there also rules we righties have to follow?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 07:46 pm
@roger,
Yeah, we gots lotsa them, Rog. I was surrised to learn here that southpaws, apparently, have only one rule.
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 28 Sep, 2009 08:43 pm
Fie on all you sinister people!

Aa - (saying A-ha in my mind!) g'day - great to see you!
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