Are you a leftie, a rightie or bothie - August 13th
August 13, 2008 1:11pm CST
Today is Left Handers Day When: Always on August 13th If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you! Left Handers, also commonly referred to as Southpaws, are the brunt of more than their share of jokes all year long. The world is built for right handers. Examples are everywhere. For example: * In school, have you ever seen a left handed desk? They don't exist. * Many left handed items cost more. * Novelty coffee mugs are made with the picture or text for a right handed pick-up. * Scissors for for right handers. Only a lefty would understand this. * The computer mouse you are using as you read this is designed for right handers. Did you Know? Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind. Left Hander's certainly earned the right to have a day dedicated to them. And, August 13th is that day. So take a minute to appreciate your left handed friends and loved ones. Remember today and every day: "Lefties have rights!" LOL As lefthanders, they never do anything right....kewl! Left Handed Facts and Trivia: * Sinistrophobia is the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side. * While many people are left handed, very few are 100% left handed. For example, many Left handers golf and bat right handed. On the other hand, there is a high percentage of righties who are 100% right-handed. * Lefties are also called "southpaws". The term was coined in baseball to describe a left handed pitcher. * Tuesdays are Lefties luck day. * Only about 10% of the population is left handed. * During the 1600's people, thought left handers were witches and warlocks. * International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. It was started by Lefthander's International. * They say everyone was born right handed, and only the greatest overcome it. (he,he,he) * It is believed that all polar bears are left handed. Also see Polar Bear Day. * There is a rumor that octopuses have but one right hand. Scientists are diligently studying this issue. Think about it: Everyone is a Left Hander in Left Hand, West Virginia. Lefthander's Slogan: "Everyone is born right-handed. Only the greatest overcome it". ...Brilliant Author unknown More Information: Left Handed Advantages - http://www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk/lefty_advantages.html Random Leftie Thoughts - http://pw1.netcom.com/~nikonman/lefties.html And finally take a test to see if you are a true leftie or a rightie Left Handedness Test How Left Handed are you? http://www.xs4all.nl/~riksmits/lhu/lhu.html. I was a strong rightie. Which I knew. My DH, youngest daughter are lefties. Now when my daughter does a cartwheel she uses her right foot instead of her left. My mom was a leftie too. Talk about having a hard time for her teaching me how to tie my shoes or crochet or sew. LOL So what I do with my daughter is sit behind to teach her things.
• United States
14 Aug 08
Yippee, kimbers867! This holiday celebrates me! I tested out as a "strong leftie" which I knew. Yes, I've been called a "Southpaw." In third grade, my teacher tried to make me switch my handedness. Every time I picked up my pencil with my left hand, she would rap me across my knuckles very hard with a ruler. Yes, she was abusive. That would never fly today. The only thing she succeeded in doing was in making me be a very neurotic, anxious kid. It was pretty bad and up until that point, I'd absolutely adored school! Anyhoo, my left handedness prevailed. Thanks for telling us about National Left Handers Day.
• United States
13 Aug 08
That is cute, a leftie a rightie or a bothie? I am a bothie! I found out for sure when I broke my right shoulder and collar bone and had to do everything with my left hand for months. My latin teacher decided I had to write everthing with my left hand and could not dictate it to someone else like the other teachers let me. It was midterms and we had to translate a million things. I did it no problem and it was totally legible. Victory!! To this day, the only thing I cannot do with my left hand as well as my right is fine painting ( like a picture) and detailed woodcarving. Pretty much everything else goes. Shalom~Adoniah
13 Aug 08
I'm fairly ambidextrous. more so when I learnt to play the guitar. I write with my right hand, but everything else is split fairly evenly down the middle. as it happens, if the desks you refer to are the ones that attach to a chair, and curve around the body, I have seen a left handed one before.