Friday, April 13, 2012

L is for Left-Handed

The Latin word for "left" was sinistra, which eventually took on the meaning of "evil." Left-handedness, because it was different, took on these meanings as well. In fact, if your child appeared to be favoring the left hand over the right, you did everything you could to make him change.

I'm left-handed, and, hey, I'm proud of it. We lefties have our own calendar, our own scissors, our own stores such as

Did you know...
10% of the population is left-handed.
5 of our last 7 presidents have been left-handed.
In left-handed scissors, the left blade is on top, allowing the cutting action of the left hand to push the blades together rather than apart.
Michelangelo, a lefty, is the only artist whose biography was published while he was still alive.

Here are some famous left-handed people:
Albert Einstein
Da Vinci
Babe Ruth
John McEnroe
Bob Dylan
Jim Henson
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jerry Seinfeld
Pablo Picasso
Greta Garbo
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt

And a quote for a famous lefty:
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
Thomas Carlyle


Brea said... [Reply to comment]

My sister is a lefty. My husband is a lefty. And even though she's only 2, we are pretty sure my daughter is a lefty also.

Sush said... [Reply to comment]

Hi thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a sister that is a leftie and three of my sons bat left handed and I have a grandson that is a leftie. Love you left handed folks!
Following back! Enjoying the Challenge!

Nikky44 said... [Reply to comment]

I'm right handed "by force". As a child, they used to hit me with a ruler on the fingers any time I use the left hand. They succeeded to make me change. Now I write and eat with the right hand, but for most other things when it's not an action i was taught to do, I directly use the left hand

Kylie said... [Reply to comment]

You're certainly amongst good company!
I really enjoyed reading this post.
Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and best wishes for the rest of the challenge.

Laura said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for stopping by my blog! My daughter is a lefty too.

Jericha Senyak said... [Reply to comment]

One of my very favorite beers is the Left Handed Milk Stout. The Hand Brewing Co makes a mean beer.

Also, my college boyfriend was a suppressed lefty - suppressed in the sense that his teachers literally tied his left hand to the desk to keep him from using it when he was 5 or 6. It really impacted his creative expression and his sense of himself. What an awful thing to do to a kid.

g-girl said... [Reply to comment]

you bet your bottom dollar I'm a lefty. :) And proud of it!


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