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BritBoxmaker

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09-18-2010 02:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question left

I was wondering. How many of us LJ’s are left handed? I am for one. I suspect sinister is (sinister is the latin for Left). Come on then out of the woodwork with us.

I’m cack-handed and I’m proud!

Martyn

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com


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#1 posted 09-18-2010 02:47 PM

Nope, I’m right handed.

You probably use the metric system too. And have a Mac.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 09-18-2010 02:54 PM

Only for flashing with, Steve. Joke (for those with no sense of humour).

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#3 posted 09-18-2010 03:05 PM

Approximately 1 in 7 of the general population is left handed. I’m not.

Strangely, 5 of the last 7 Presidents in the US have been (or are) left handed. Ford, Reagan, Bush (senior), Clinton and Obama.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 09-18-2010 03:20 PM

Lefty in the shop! I was the only one in a right handed family. Now my wife is left handed and our daughter is a righty. Learning for her has been as difficult for her as it was when I was growing up. Really feel for her.

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mafe

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#5 posted 09-18-2010 03:21 PM

Right and my big brother left, little sister right…
Martyn for president of US!!! That sound like a fantastic idea.
Take a look at my Paris tool box post Rick made a funny comparesent.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 09-18-2010 03:28 PM

Left handed when it comes to writing, but most everything else, whatever hand gets there first. I was going to say that “left” handers work from their “right minds”, but after seeing the list of left handed presidents, that theory is shot! lol.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Roger Gaborski

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#7 posted 09-18-2010 03:29 PM

I’m left handed.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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huff

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#8 posted 09-18-2010 03:31 PM

It’s also been said that “left” handers are more creative, but Steve, you blow that theory out the window

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#9 posted 09-18-2010 03:37 PM

Another lefty here!

Since the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, lefties are the only ones always in their right minds.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 09-18-2010 03:56 PM

Here’s some useless information:

The reason they call left handers “south paws” .... a baseball stadium is situated so that home plate faces due west so that the batters dont end up with the sun rising in their eyes, and when a left handed pitcher is on the mound they face due south (toward first base) ... making them south paws.

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#11 posted 09-18-2010 04:26 PM

Add me to the list. I’ve learned to switch-hit for many things.

-- "Sometimes even now, when I'm feeling lonely and beat, I drift back in time, and I find my feet...Down on Main Street." - Bob Seger

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#12 posted 09-18-2010 04:41 PM

You lefties must be millions in UK. Driving the other side.
Down here are ambidextrous: don´t know exactly where we are driving to, and mess things up with both hands

Is your photo in the Avatar mirrored?

-- Back home. Fernando

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#13 posted 09-18-2010 04:50 PM

Another lefty here, but I manage to do most things right.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#14 posted 09-18-2010 05:20 PM

I’m a lefty and proud of it. Check out my bench. People always tell me I put the leg vise on the wrong side!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#15 posted 09-18-2010 05:42 PM

Martyn,
You say you are proud? Does that mean you dress on the left?
Which hand does a lefty extend for a handshake?
I myself talk with a limp and walk with a lisp.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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