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  1. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    13 Aug '19 13:04
    Finally.

    We deserve to be celebrated!!!
  2. Arch Stantons Grave
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    My Grandfather was left handed and had his left hand tied behind his back at school to force him to use his right hand.
    Barbaric.
  3. Gothenburg
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    @Ghost-of-a-Duke
    Artistic people are often left-handed, actors and such - you will notice that in the films. So I have learnt
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Finally.

    We deserve to be celebrated!!!
    YAHOOOOO...but it's still not "right".
    Hey, was that a "left handed compliment"?
  5. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    @the-gravedigger said
    My Grandfather was left handed and had his left hand tied behind his back at school to force him to use his right hand.
    Barbaric.
    Attempts were made when I was young to have me switch to my right hand, but I was a stubborn child. (No hand-tying though).
  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Attempts were made when I was young to have me switch to my right hand, but I was a stubborn child. (No hand-tying though).
    I went to a Catholic school and the nuns use to wack my left hand with a ruler using the edge of the ruler to try and make me use my right hand, never did work! They finally gave up. 😉 Yea I guess I was a little on the stubborn side even back then!

    In todays world it would be considered child abuse.

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    I went to a Catholic school and the nuns use to wack my left hand with a ruler using the edge of the ruler to try and make me use my right hand, never did work! They finally gave up. 😉 Yea I guess I was a little on the stubborn side even back then!

    In todays world it would be considered child abuse.

    -VR
    There was much injustice in schools then, let's hope there is less now.
  8. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @the-gravedigger said
    My Grandfather was left handed and had his left hand tied behind his back at school to force him to use his right hand.
    Barbaric.
    Also Child abuse, but was looked at as discipline back in those times.

    -VR
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    @torunn said
    There was much injustice in schools then, let's hope there is less now.
    'Sinister' as you may know, is the Latin word for left-handed.

    I think it was this connection between being left-handed and being perceived as evil/sinister that fuelled a lot of the pressure to switch hands.
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    'Sinister' as you may know, is the Latin word for left-handed.

    I think it was this connection between being left-handed and being perceived as evil/sinister that fuelled a lot of the pressure to switch hands.
    It was a terrible thing to do. My grandson is both left- and righthanded. He uses his right hand for writing, but holds the knife in his left when eating. He says cutting is easier with his left hand.
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    'Sinister' as you may know, is the Latin word for left-handed.

    I think it was this connection between being left-handed and being perceived as evil/sinister that fuelled a lot of the pressure to switch hands.
    Agreed, the left handed path is associated with the dark side.
    The sun sets in the West.
  12. Judea AD33
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Finally.

    We deserve to be celebrated!!!
    I am left-handed, but only for writing. I play snooker, tennis, eat etc all right-handed.

    Edit:
    Partial left-hander, ENTP, religious (sort of) voted Brexit, notably above average on the psychopathic scale, sales specialist and virtually no friends.

    “ Satan’s progeny” ~ according to several posters in the spirituality forum!
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @divegeester said
    I am left-handed, but only for writing. I play snooker, tennis, eat etc all right-handed.

    Edit:
    Partial left-hander, ENTP, religious (sort of) voted Brexit, notably above average on the psychopathic scale, sales specialist and virtually no friends.

    “ Satan’s progeny” ~ according to several posters in the spirituality forum!
    Interesting Dive...When I played hockey as a forward I was a right handed shooter, also when I played goal as I got older my catching glove was on the right hand, in baseball I could switch hit also caught the ball with my right hand as a catcher for the pitcher. So could use the right hand to a certain degree. Oh yes and always used the middle right hand finger for the finger salute! 😉

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    I went to a Catholic school and the nuns use to wack my left hand with a ruler using the edge of the ruler to try and make me use my right hand, never did work! They finally gave up. 😉 Yea I guess I was a little on the stubborn side even back then!

    In todays world it would be considered child abuse.

    -VR
    Abused by nuns huh...?
  15. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @divegeester said
    Abused by nuns huh...?
    With a ruler over the knuckles side ways ONLY!!!

    -VR
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