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Author Topic: The League of Left-Handers  (Read 39065 times)
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« Reply #375 on: November 25, 2012, 06:32:26 am »

I play right handed purely because I shared MY first guitar with two right-handed players, although my dad was ambi. Once the brain is 'wired' to play one way it's very hard to change back to the preferred hand. My youngest nephew plays lefty.

The man at the Left-handed Guitar Players web page says it doesn't matter which hand you play guitar (or other suitably strung instruments) with because both hands do an equally important job.

I regret not re-stringing the right way (for me!) & not learning lefty, but it probably wasn't worth the angst - dad would have been ok, I think, but my little brother wouldn't have bothered, nor gone on to learn (or try to learn) righty.
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« Reply #376 on: March 03, 2013, 10:01:05 pm »

is it safe for me to admit that one is a lefty??
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« Reply #377 on: March 04, 2013, 12:42:47 am »

Oh, I think so!
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« Reply #378 on: March 04, 2013, 09:23:27 am »

I play right handed purely because I shared MY first guitar with two right-handed players, although my dad was ambi. Once the brain is 'wired' to play one way it's very hard to change back to the preferred hand. My youngest nephew plays lefty.

The man at the Left-handed Guitar Players web page says it doesn't matter which hand you play guitar (or other suitably strung instruments) with because both hands do an equally important job.

I regret not re-stringing the right way (for me!) & not learning lefty, but it probably wasn't worth the angst - dad would have been ok, I think, but my little brother wouldn't have bothered, nor gone on to learn (or try to learn) righty.


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« Reply #379 on: March 04, 2013, 11:53:11 pm »

Wouldn't have surprised me!
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« Reply #380 on: March 10, 2013, 03:02:39 am »

Oh what a splendid idea! Please count me in. I am a lefty and I am PROUD!!!

Long live the left!
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« Reply #381 on: March 11, 2013, 08:02:29 pm »


...So your dad could do this?
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« Reply #382 on: April 11, 2013, 05:08:35 am »

Another Lefty here.  Although I am a lefty that has been corrupted by right handed society.  I do my "natural" things left handed, like writing and eating, but stuff that I was taught, like sports, I do right handed. 

So although, I am not a pure lefty, I believe that I would have been if I wasn't pushed into right-handedness at a young age. 

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« Reply #383 on: April 11, 2013, 10:21:47 am »

I'm a partial lefty, if that counts. I'm not ambidextrous, I'm right-handed in terms of writing, but I do some tasks exclusively left-handed, like eating, drinking, opening bottles, vaulting... Do I count?
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« Reply #384 on: April 11, 2013, 11:02:54 am »

WOW!

I thought I was the only freak in the universe Grin

I'm pretty much ambidextrous and can use most hand/power tools in either hand, when I was younger I played guitar right handed (it just seemed natural) and I also eat with knife and fork right handed, so unless using a spoon in the left hand and also writing left handed counts then I'm afraid I can't join Cry, oh and I also take Mr Wiggley to the bathroom with my left hand, but of course you didn't really want to know that Grin
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« Reply #385 on: April 11, 2013, 11:11:55 am »

There was quite a strange moment when invited over for dinner at a friend's house a few months back, three out of the four of us were left-handed eaters, though all of us were right-handed in general. It just makes more sense to use the fork in your normal hand rather than your off hand, unless you're eating a steak that requires power tools to eat, in which case, send it back!
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« Reply #386 on: April 11, 2013, 01:15:04 pm »

Yay! I'm a lefty and used to be really bothered by it, turns out now I'm just more flexible in what I can do than most people. This is such a cool idea.
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« Reply #387 on: April 05, 2015, 03:15:00 am »

A woman i work with was surprised I was left handed because of the neatness of my handwriting. I must admit i do go from spiders scrawl to neat writing when i'm not in a hurry. Does anyone else have this issue as I know my colleague only mentioned it as she said her partners writing was always a spiders scrawl and he was left handed.
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« Reply #388 on: April 05, 2015, 12:58:49 pm »

When I was in Infants School - 1st & 2nd class - I wrote right handed, because we learned 'proper' writing with those old steel nibbed post office pens, and the inkwells were on the right hand side of the desks, and the ink will smudge so when you drag your arm across it! However, when at home I wrote left handed, because I could. So, school was for right hand, home was for left. As a result of never getting really sorted either way I write pretty much the same with both hands - even my signature is as identical as it can be. The neatness or lack thereof depends on how tired I am, or how fast I need to write, but I can put up a neat hand either hand when required.

As a party trick I can write with both hands at the same time (used to be able to do it backwards too, but confused myself so much I gave it up), and can also draw perfect circles at will. I write left handed like a right hander, that is, straight hand, across the page - don't hook my hand around or stuff like that.

Referring back to the first page of this thread, in addition to a higher percentage of geniuses, lefties also have a higher percentage of Autism Spectrum Disorder than the right population. Neural Diversity forever!
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« Reply #389 on: May 20, 2015, 10:38:12 pm »

Another Lefty here.  Although I am a lefty that has been corrupted by right handed society.  I do my "natural" things left handed, like writing and eating, but stuff that I was taught, like sports, I do right handed. 

So although, I am not a pure lefty, I believe that I would have been if I wasn't pushed into right-handedness at a young age. 



Me too! In kindergarten and grade school I used lefty scissors and such, but they were harder to find before the interwebs came around, so once we had to start buying our own school supplies, I had to go right handed. I use a right handed mouse also, and pretty much do most things right handed, but I'm a natural lefty. I don't consider people like us 'not a pure lefty'. We're still lefty's, just been forced to adapt.

I have one cousin who's a lefty, but before that it was our great-grandfather who was a lefty. I myself have one daughter who's a lefty too! Maybe our numbers are increasing.

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« Reply #390 on: May 21, 2015, 12:03:44 am »



 I come from a long line on the ambidextrous spectrum  and the ASD spectrum.

The 2 often go hand in hand
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« Reply #391 on: July 04, 2015, 04:00:12 am »

Also ambidextrous here, as I have mentioned before. Welcome my fellow Ambis. (Is there a better short name  for us out there, does anyone know?). Or ambisinister some days...
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« Reply #392 on: July 04, 2015, 01:10:22 pm »

Also ambidextrous here, as I have mentioned before. Welcome my fellow Ambis. (Is there a better short name  for us out there, does anyone know?). Or ambisinister some days...

I'm predominantly left-handed, but I've found that I've gotten more ambidextrous as I've gotten older. My nana was ambidextrous. I often wonder if it was the same way with her.
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« Reply #393 on: July 05, 2015, 05:21:24 am »

to be fair I am quoting half remembered details; however statistics of that nature should always be judged on a percentage basis otherwise it would as you have said be rather silly.

In his book Right-Hand, Left-Hand,Chris McManus of University College London argues that the proportion of left-handers is rising and left-handed people as a group have historically produced an above-average quota of high achievers. He says that left-handers' brains are structured differently in a way that widens their range of abilities, and the genes that determine left-handedness also govern development of the language centres of the brain.

McManus also says that the increase in the 20th century of people identifying as left-handed could produce a corresponding intellectual advance and a leap in the number of mathematical, sporting, or artistic geniuses.


Anyone disagreeing is of course the victim of right handed propaganda!  Wink


Then what about ambidextrous people...? And what if you are right handed, but somehow get in an accident and lose that hand, will your brain then become lefthanded..?? So many questions arise... :/
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« Reply #394 on: July 05, 2015, 02:38:24 pm »

An old family friend contracted polio when he was about 24. He is right handed, but as it was his right hand and left leg affected by the disease, he had to learn to write left handed - his handwriting was appalling, so he took to the typewriter, and, later on, the computer keyboard. Some people are just so right or left they are dysfunctional when trying to use the other hand.
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