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    I'm right at basically everything, writing, eating, hockey, baseball...but for some reason I shoot left handed at pool.

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    I pretty much do everything left-handed except throw. The worst part has to be writing and dragging your hand through it. I also didn't like having to look for the left-handed desks and seats in college so I started writing on loose-leaf paper on my lap to put in a binder later. It also sucks wanting to use a scissors in my left hand but having to do so with my right (those "leftie" scissors suck ). Other things that are screwy are soup and gravy ladles and dishes, as well as spiral notebooks.

    By eating left handed it seems a lot more efficient than most right handed Americans do. My knife is always in my right hand so I don't have to switch hands like many righties do.

    The "gun" thing above has to do more with which "eye" you are (it is usually the same as what handed you are). If you hold a pen in front of you, focus beyond it and then look at it with each eye. It should "jump" in one eye and not the other, the one where it stays in the same place is which "eye" you are. (but watch out for the hot shells coming out in front of your face if shooting left handed )
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    I'm a lefty!!

    The only things I do with my right hand are throw and use scissors, and that's only because my parents never bought me a left-handed glove or left-handed scissors.

    I write, bat, brush my teeth, etc etc etc left handed.

    I always had problems smearing ink and things when writing at school or doing art. And I feel ya about the credit card things- the pen never stretches that well to the left side As for the spiral notebooks, did any other lefties ever try the left-handed notebooks they make? They're hard to find, but I got them a couple times. Helps a little, but they were more expensive and hard to find so it never caught on with me.

    Interestingly enough, I've had about 3 or 4 bad injuries and they always came on my left side. I sprained my left wrist, broke my left wrist, and ripped a couple tendons and had surgery on my left hand. So there's been many times when I've been in casts for months and had to do things righty. Never gets easier, either, no matter how many times I bust up my left arm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie
    I'm almost exclusively left-handed. The only things I do righty are use scissors, throw a Frisbee, and fire a gun. Other than that, my right arm could probably be replaced by a flipper and it wouldn't affect my life all that much.
    No, you could not do with a flipper... How would you be that Bike-cop,porn star,pizza delivery guy,Fed-ex,mailman???????????

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    I'm a lefty. I can't think of anything I do right-handed (I originally tried to learn to golf righty and well let's just say that didn't work out too well). I also had a lot of trouble with smearing ink while writing in school and notebooks and binders were a pain in the ass because of the spirals and rings at the left. However, I have extremely neat handwriting and don't write with my hand curled in like a lot of lefties. My mother is left-handed and went to a lot of pains to teach me to write.

    Being left-handed was an advantage playing softball as far as batting. It did limit the defensive positions I could play though.

    I think like most lefties, I am extremely conscious of whether other people are left or right handed. I always notice which hand people write with in meetings.

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    I'm a leftie.

    and mostly do things only with my left hand but I do throw a ball with my right hand......

    I too broke my left wrist when I was in grade school and the teachers insisted that I try to write with my right hand of which I was never able to learn.smile

    noone in my family is a leftie
    the one thing that frustrates me when eating a meal at a restaurant etc I have to be sure to sit on the outside chair so I don't bump elbows while I eat.

    and I guess because I'm left handed I hold a knife and fork funny to cut meat etc . and my father in law loves to make fun of me......

    thanks for listening to us lefties.......
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    My sister and I are lefties and my parents are both right-handed. They always went out of their way to get us left-handed stuff. There was even a store up in Portland called "The Left Hand" or something that had notebooks with the spirals on the other side, and quick drying ink. So, I bat, golf, write, knit left-handed.

    However, I can't tell right from left easily, and have been known to write stuff with my right hand and wonder why my hand-writing was worse than usual. Over the years, I've decided that I'm a bit ambidextrous, hence the confusion (over right and left). A friend in high school was ambidextrous and couldn't tell the difference either.

    I hate the credit card and bank pens anchored to the wrong side, and I still have people tell me I'm writing with the wrong hand.
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    I also remember when I was growing up it was hard for my mom to teach me things such as sewing things that I wanted to learn because she was right handed and she didn't have alot of patience, so being left handed made it more difficult for me learning some things when I was little.
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    my boyfriend is a lefty.... it always gets him the outside spot in the booth at restaurants. he writes like crap. and he's a logical, rational thinker - which often pisses me off.

    i'm a righty... like paulie, my left hand is only good for making me look symmetrical.

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    However, I have extremely neat handwriting and don't write with my hand curled in like a lot of lefties.
    I'm the same way!
    I didn't even know that it is common for lefties to write badly and curl their hand strangely until someone commented on how "normal" I wrote for a lefty. Now I notice that all the time.

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