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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #75 on: October 10, 2009, 07:12:18 pm »
Frell this iron I was forced to use earlier.  The cord is plugged into the left side, making it virtually impossible to utilize the iron correctly.  Do they have any idea how annoying this is?!  *holds the iron backwards so that the cord is on the right(hand) side*
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #76 on: October 11, 2009, 09:53:16 pm »
My iron has its cord coming from the center, upward.  It's equally awkward for right and left-handed individuals alike.  ;D

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #77 on: October 11, 2009, 10:11:26 pm »
What is this 'Iron' of which you speak? I am unfamiliar with this term unless you mean the ferrous substance that is refined mostly in the north of our fair country, but then I am puzzled what girders and rivets have to do with clothing.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2009, 10:30:52 pm »
What is this 'Iron' of which you speak? I am unfamiliar with this term unless you mean the ferrous substance that is refined mostly in the north of our fair country, but then I am puzzled what girders and rivets have to do with clothing.

A flat iron or clothes iron.  They existed in the Victorian era, sans power cables.  :P

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #79 on: October 11, 2009, 10:35:03 pm »
I think you misunderstood me Mr. Zarate, flat irons are also a mystery to me. Being male and everything, I might have one under the sink and it might get taken out on special occasions and wondered at by my other male friends, but the mechanics of using one are about as foreign to me as something very foreign indeed.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #80 on: October 11, 2009, 10:36:16 pm »
OH.  I see.

I guess that means I'm more in touch with my feminine side than you, sir.  ;D

...wait, is that a bad thing?  ???

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2009, 10:38:07 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2009, 02:39:33 am »
*raises his hand, bearing the mark of his kin: an ink smudge on the side of his pinky*

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #83 on: October 12, 2009, 08:49:42 am »
Sir Roden, you are now the 18th member in our wonderful organization.  Please sign our guestbook from right to left to avoid smudging. ;)

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #84 on: October 12, 2009, 09:51:19 am »
Does anyone own a lefthanded foutain pen? are they any good?
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2009, 10:07:00 am »
I do, but it still looks like someone's flicked an inky spider across the page.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2009, 10:23:38 am »
I learnt to write with a fountain pen. My teachers and parents thought that it would help me with my penmanship. It didn't work. I use a normal fountain pen nowadays (rather than one designed to be used by left handers), but write with my left hand in a kind of claw as I can't use ballpoints at all. My writing is marginably better using a fountain pen, because I break them in and wear the nib down so that it is good for left handed writing.

So, in answer to your question, I wouldn't bother with a left handed fountain pen, get a decent normal fountain pen and persevere with it.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2009, 10:28:31 am »
I havnt used one in years and I used to have this horrible bend your hand around the writing kind of style that was awkward and terribly slow

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2009, 02:51:53 pm »
 Finally a place to conspire with my left handed brethren. hoorah!

I have left handed nibs for my quill pen and a book on left handed caligraphy. most useful.


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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2009, 04:13:56 pm »
I've never bothered with trying a left handed fountain pen. When I write with a fountain pen I just take my time, stop ofter each few words to let ink dry, then continue so I don't get ink smeared all over. Whatever I'm going to write with the fountain pen I write on another piece of paper with a regular pen first, and then transcribe it.
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #90 on: October 12, 2009, 06:16:12 pm »
I've never really had a problem with smudging the ink when I write because of how I hold the pen, with my hand below the line I'm writing, rather than to the side. I think that's how one would describe it.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #91 on: October 12, 2009, 09:15:47 pm »
I've got a nice righty fountain pen, have been considering getting the nib ground for a lefty, but can't spare the change now. It still writes OK for me though.
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2009, 12:10:32 am »
One of my pen pals from the Fountain Pen Network uses a left-handed nib, and swears by it.

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #93 on: October 13, 2009, 01:38:33 am »
So do you guys read literature from right to left like the Japanese?
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #94 on: October 13, 2009, 01:45:15 am »
Yes of course.  But really we read better when it is upside downe, and preferably, so are we.   ;D

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #95 on: October 13, 2009, 02:43:27 am »
Another sinistrous steamer, here.

When I'm as good with the right as with the left, I'm ambisinistrous. Although it gets in the way sometimes, my sinisterity is enough to make it doable.

I find that writing in the manner of the Chinese or the Arabs is adequate to remove the problem of accidental manual blotting when writing. It is a little confusing for the recipients of the writing, however. Even if they know the language of the Arabs, it is difficult for them to decipher the mode in which I have written English with the Arabic script.
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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2009, 02:59:36 am »
Would I be able to apply for the official position of Right-Handed-Representative?



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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #97 on: October 13, 2009, 07:48:39 am »
So do you guys read literature from right to left like the Japanese?

Sometimes.  And sometimes we read the ending first, too.  ;D

Another sinistrous steamer, here.

When I'm as good with the right as with the left, I'm ambisinistrous. Although it gets in the way sometimes, my sinisterity is enough to make it doable.

I applaud your invention of new words.  Welcome to the League, Mr. Choreocrat.  ;D

You're our 19th member.

Would I be able to apply for the official position of Right-Handed-Representative?



Hopefully bringing me protection from the forthcoming revolution....

So, let me get this straight... you essentially want to be my right-hand man?  ::)

Yes, I think I shall allow you to be our liaison to the common world.

You will make a fine scapegoat should the revolution fail...

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #98 on: October 13, 2009, 07:56:56 am »
Would I be able to apply for the official position of Right-Handed-Representative?



Hopefully bringing me protection from the forthcoming revolution....

So, let me get this straight... you essentially want to be my right-hand man?  ::)

Yes, I think I shall allow you to be our liaison to the common world.

You will make a fine scapegoat should the revolution fail...
Yes!

And the revolution shall not fail. Not with me on board...

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Re: The League of Left-Handers
« Reply #99 on: October 15, 2009, 12:36:55 am »
We could tie his right hand downe and force him to become left-handed.