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Left or Right Handed?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NickyJ, Jun 29, 2012.

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Are you right handed or left handed?

  1. Left.

    33.8%
  2. Right.

    58.5%
  3. Both.

    4.6%
  4. Neither.

    1.5%
  5. Who needs hands when you have a radioactive monkey to do everything for you?

    1.5%
  1. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Lone Wolf Deity

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  3. IdiotsOpposite

    IdiotsOpposite Boom, headshot.

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    Well, keep in mind that left-handed people have higher intelligence on average, and so do Civilization players, and it'll make more sense.
     
  4. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    I am obstinately left handed. I am about as undextrous as it is possible to be.

    The only exceptions are, well anything involving two hands (batting, golfing, shooting hockey), which I do right handed, although that was more because I found as a wimpy pathetic kid it was easier for me to control big heavy baseball bats with my left hand leading on the bottom. However I shoot pool and play tennis left handed.
     
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    SS-18 ICBM Oscillator

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    Right is for fine motor control. Left is for strength.
     
  6. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    The poll is a huge surprise. Only 10% of the population is typically considered to be left-handed. Or perhaps most right-handers don't care enough to respond, including me.
     
  7. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Righty. Though I eat like a lefty, and do some other things like a lefty as well. Dunno why.

    Also props on the Radioactive Monkey option, haven't seen one of those in a while.
     
  8. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I'm right-handed.

    Can any of the left-handed folk here answer a question that's been on my mind for a very long time, concerning musical instruments? I play the spinet organ - like a smaller version of the church organs with two or more keyboards plus a pedal board. I asked one of my teachers a long time ago if left-handed people had an easier time playing the left-hand (bottom) keyboard than the right-hand (top) keyboard, and she didn't know.

    Does anyone here have any answers or insights to offer?
     
  9. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    I play piano and guitar right handed (though I'm a weird left hander; see my post). I learned to play trombone normally and I didn't have anything that would be considered a difficulty. But I don't know nothing about ease for playing different things on an organ/piano.
     
  10. holy king

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    my left hand is only good for wanking.
     
  11. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Now, you would have to say that, wouldn't you? (But I have thought of that, myself. And try as I might the right just doesn't do it.)

    edit: and how long before we have a witch-hunt to root out all those evil left/right handed people?
     
  12. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I am prominently right handed, but my left hand is not useless, so I am almost ambidextrous, but not enough for me to classify myself that way, but after reading most posts here, I most probably could have, since it seems some are absolutely useless with your opposite hand, which I am not. Whenever I play Guitar hero, I find it more comfortable to play with the lefty flip, rather than the normal righty grip. I find that I do better on the Wii playing with my left than my right hand.

    I remember when my brother accidentally cut his right hand and could not use it for a time period, he was basically crippled since he could not do any thing with his left hand. Yet when I had my finger injury to my right middle finger, I was only not allowed to drive, since it was a manual and using one hand was not allowed, but otherwise I coped rather well except from trying to write, which I can't do with my left hand, it is just impossible for me to do so.
     
  13. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    Very much right side dominant. When playing soccer I'll still try to pass and shoot on my left if I think it's a better chance than on my right, but I'll always favour the right boot.
     
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    Lefthanded at the computer. Righthanded for everything else.
     
  15. Monsterzuma

    Monsterzuma the sly one

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    Lefthanded at birth; always scizzored etc with left as a toddler. trained to be righthanded.
     
  16. druidravi

    druidravi King

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    Left handed. Most of my dexterous work is with left hand. While right hand is when more power needs to be applied. Bowl with left , bat with right(cricket). Play tabletennis,tennis with right. Write with left , handle mouse with left ,but eat with right as was forced to do so in childhood.
     
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    Left hand!
     
  18. Antilogic

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    Largely due to how technology is designed, I learned to do a bunch of stuff with my right too--I can use either type of scissors, I learned to use a joystick right-handed, right-handed when batting because I didn't have any baseball coaches or teammates that could help a left-hitter, etc. I suspect most people are on somewhat of a gradient between pure left-handed and right-handed behavior.
     
  19. Owen Glyndwr

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    I don't really play piano. I'm no Albert King; I play guitar straight right-handed, mostly because that's the way my dad forced me to learn it. I play drums left handed though.
     
  20. Tahuti

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    While naturally born right-handed, I'm sort of ambidextrous. Right now I'm using the computer with the mouse left-handed and I play sports like tennis and baseball usually left-handed as well.
     

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