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Re: Re: lefty's


I think so Jim. I still write w/ my right hand, and my handwriting still
stinks. And cars are most definitely designed by and for right handed
people.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: james singer
Sent: 6/25/2004 4:11:23 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lefty's

> I wonder if most of our ambidextrousness is learned--we definitely live 
> in a right-handed world.
> 
> Incidentally, my first wife was also left-handed; we had four kids, 
> none of whom was left-handed.
> 
> On Thursday, June 24, 2004, at 11:07 PM, Tchessie wrote:
> 
> > Wow- there are alot of lefty's here!  Me too.
> > Just to clarify- both sides of your brain are involved in activities 
> > (motor
> > and language), just sometime more one than the other (that is unless 
> > you
> > have no corpus callosum).  The majority of lefties are ambidextrous to 
> > some
> > degree.  Most right-handers are only right-handed.
> >
> > Theresa
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> > Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> > Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:50 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!--lefty's
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 06/24/2004 8:59:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> > Interesting- how many folks on this list are left handed? My hand is
> > raised!
> > I have "mixed dominance" and it's genetic.  My grandfather had it, as 
> > does
> > at
> > least one
> > of my sons.  When I was young I could write with either hand - can't 
> > write
> > legibly with
> > either one any more. I could also read upside-down and backward.  I
> > sometimes
> > studied upside down because it made me have to concentrate just a bit 
> > more.
> > My youngest son shares these traits.
> > My grandfather was a newspaper man who claimed to take down 
> > information with
> > both hands at once - but I didn't really believe him.  Mixed dominance 
> > means
> > that neither side of your brain has complete control.  One effect is 
> > that I
> > tend to stammer - not a Mel Tillis sort of stammer, but an inability 
> > to get
> > the
> > word out that I want to say. I also have very strong visual memory, but
> > frequently can't find the words to go with the image.  It is said that 
> > the
> > right
> > brain has no language, so lefties are at a loss for words, but I 
> > haven't
> > observed
> > that
> > to be the case.
> > It's interesting that left-handedness has been seen to be a threatening
> > aberation in some
> > cultures. Some of the brightest people I know are lefties - maybe 
> > that's why
> > less gifted
> > ones saw them as a threat.
> > Auralie
> >
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