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How Many Lefties Are In The House?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by PurplePanther, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. PurplePanther

    PurplePanther Member

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    Just was wondering how many lefties we have on the site. All 3 of our designers happen to be left handed, just was curious if this is a trend. (Lefties are supposed to be more creative, correct?)
     
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  2. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    righty here, and i have so far been successful in training my kids to be righties (as my husband it a lefty)
     
  3. DOGraphics

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    Mostly Right bot a little

    ambidextrous

    One entry found.

    ambidextrous

    Main Entry: am·bi·dex·trous [​IMG] Pronunciation: \ˌam-bi-ˈdek-strəs\ Function: adjective Etymology: Late Latin ambidexter, from Latin ambi- + dexter right-hand — more at dexter Date: 1646 1 : using both hands with equal ease 2 : unusually skillful : versatile 3 : characterized by duplicity : double-dealing
    — am·bi·dex·trous·ly adverb

    :beer
     
  4. JERHEMI

    JERHEMI Very Active Member

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    I'm a southpaw and I am indeed pretty damn creative if I do say so myself!:thumb:
     
  5. cOrKinSA

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    I have conquered countries, loved women, and created the most beautiful art with my left hand.
    With my right one... eh just shake peoples hands.
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    [​IMG] You might want to rethink that. I started out as a southpaw but in the first grade Miss James made me hold my pencil in my right hand. At this point my fine motor skills are right handed and my gross motor skills are left handed ... I bat and throw left handed and can hammer a nail ambidextrously.

    I do not thank Miss James for her efforts. In hindsight, I would much rather have been left to develop as I was born even with a couple of millenniums of prejudice institutionalized against left handed people.

    Latin Root for left is sinster, From that we get sinister (also evil and wicked). Left in French is gauche or clumsy.

    Latin root for right is dexter, From which we get dexterity and dexterous. Also good and capable.

    In medieval heraldry, there are dexter shields and sinster shields. Dexter shields were awarded to nobles of legitimate birth and sinster shields were awarded to nobles of illegitimate birth.
     
  7. jdb

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    Me, and would'nt want it any other way. Micheal Angello and Leonardo DiVinci were lefties also.
     
  8. Redline Signs

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    Lefty here, it seems to give a creative edge.
     
  9. AKSigns

    AKSigns Member

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    2 leftys in our shop but only one is creative!
     
  10. Arlo Kalon 2.0

    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    Dunno exactly what difference this makes in computerized shops, now sign painting - that's something else. I trained early on with an ambidextrous painter who could stand in the middle of a 4x8 and simply switch hands in the middle. For those of ya who know who Mike Jackson is, he was at my shop once and lettered a few lines of copy on a board. He's a lefty. He also used a mahlstick that clicked like a typewriter on the sign. To this day he remains the fastest sign painter I've ever witnessed. I guess the mahlstick kept him from dragging his fingers thru wet paint like lefty painters are wont to do.
     
  11. peavey123

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    Lefty here!
     
  12. Valentino

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    lefty here
     
  13. GARY CULY

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    lefty here also
     
  14. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    IAM LEFT HANDED, and my italian heritage is from the same part of italy as MICHANGELO & DIVINNCI!!!! they were ETRUSCINS....
    now the only thing i cant do....IS MOUSE WORK WITH MY LEFT HAND!!!!!
    i do mouse..WITH MY RIGHT!!!!! reason is most computers i played with in the begining that had mice, i just worked it where it sat!!!!
    i go to my WACOM TABLET, and its LEFTY ONLY!!!
     
  15. r&P signs

    r&P signs New Member

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    lefty here

    lefty here
     
  16. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I'm a righty and AirArtGirl is a lefty . . . !
     
  17. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    That explains a lot. :Big Laugh
     
  18. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    I don getit LOL :)
     
  19. Bradster941

    Bradster941 Very Active Member

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    It's a reference of why their kid can't sit and spin...:rolleyes:






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  20. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    I'm a lefty
     
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