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Are you a Lefty or a Righty?

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Are you a Lefty or a Righty?

I got to pondering this morning as I dressed. I noted when adding a waist belt to my trousers that it is inserted in an anti-clockwise direction. A buckle to the left, above the fly, and the tongue of the belt to the right.

Then I wondered why?  There's nothing to stop the belt being used in the opposite direction. As a lifelong Southpaw, it would in fact be easier for me to buckle in the opposite direction. Was it something imposed on me from childhood by a righthand world?

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Same thing with fly buttons for those that remember them.

Buttons on the right, holes on the left and the opposite it would seem from that belt.

I'm a lefty by the way. 😃

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As long as we're not discussing politics then I'm a lefty too....

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Zipped up, and currently sitting on the left of the alt-right.

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@AlaricAdair wrote:

I got to pondering this morning as I dressed. I noted when adding a waist belt to my trousers that it is inserted in an anti-clockwise direction. A buckle to the left, above the fly, and the tongue of the belt to the right.

Then I wondered why?  There's nothing to stop the belt being used in the opposite direction. As a lifelong Southpaw, it would in fact be easier for me to buckle in the opposite direction. Was it something imposed on me from childhood by a righthand world?


@AlaricAdair 

Who knows nowadays, but AFAIK it always used to be a male/ female thing, i.e. male buttons etc. are / were on the opposite side to female ones.

You could always wear womens clothes!  😉  😁

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My Father was ambidextrous and amazed me as a youngster by writing his name and address with both hands simultaneously.

I'm just right handed.

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@Strat wrote:

My Father was ambidextrous and amazed me as a youngster by writing his name and address with both hands simultaneously.


Presumably both 'copies' were the correct versions.

Not quite the same but I remember the biology teacher at a school I attended could write the same thing with both hands on the blackboard at the same time - the only thing was that the left hand wrote a mirror image of what the right hand was doing.

 

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@RobPN  Both names and addresses were correct and almost identical.

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Re: Are you a Lefty or a Righty?

I'm sure I've heard somewhere that the reason women's buttons were on the opposite side to the men's (and their hair parted likewise) was that women had - presumably mainly right-handed - maids who'd dress them and do their hair.

If you have trouble telling identical twins apart, just remember which one is right-handed (or left-handed), the other one will not be; which raises the question: Is one of identical triplets ambidextrous?

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@RobPN wrote:


Presumably both 'copies' were the correct versions.

Not quite the same but I remember the biology teacher at a school I attended could write the same thing with both hands on the blackboard at the same time - the only thing was that the left hand wrote a mirror image of what the right hand was doing.


Years ago i had a friend who was left handed but wrote everything back to front - literally starting right to left on the page. To read anything they wrote you had to turn the page over and hold it up to the light for it to be read normally lol.

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I’ve always thought I was ambidextrous but I can’t do the same things with either hand.
For example with my left hand I throw darts, hold a cricket bat and golf club. With my right hand I write (school’s to blame), hold tools, hold a table tennis bat, play bowls etc. Football was more confusing, I payed at inside-left as the skills are in that foot but long kicks I’d take with my right foot. Time to visit Google for a definition....

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Which begs the question, which one do you use to.... 😉

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Which begs the question, which one do you use to.... 😉


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@Champnet wrote:

As long as we're not discussing politics then I'm a lefty too....


Me too!  No politics allowed!  Righty all the way except, erm, which side I 'dress' 🤐

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@adrianscotter 

Always dress on the left, it makes it easier to find. 😃