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Diane 5th Aug 2022 Activity Coordinator
In my immediate family, all four of the girls are left-handed, and our brothers are both right-handed. We also have two uncles who are/were left-handed. My uncle would often greet me with some little left-handed quip, such as "We were all born right-handed - only some of us got over it" (that's my favorite). And, of course, left-handed people are the only ones in their right minds.
And another bit of trivia: "Gauche" (pronounced with a long "o" vowel sound) is the French word for "left." Did you ever hear anyone say "that's so gauche" or "how gauche"? Phrases like that are generally used in a derogatory way. Because, being left-handed was once considered anywhere from being a handicap to being of the devil.
Thanks for this activity idea! and thanks for this wonderful website!
Talita 6th Aug 2022
Wow Diane, that's a lot of left-handers in your family! Thank you so much for the tidbits and feedback, so much apreciated!
Owen 31st Mar 2019 Retired
Yes, I agree that it is good for our brains as well. Many would achieve improvement in their memory by taking notice of this remark too.
Get to be a "leftie".

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Talita 30th Mar 2019
Yes this is a good reminder thanks Owen. It is really good for our brains too!
Owen 26th Mar 2019 Retired
As a Scout I like to follow the lead of our founder Lord Baden-Powell and shake hands left-handed with other Scouts as well as using my left hand as far as I can for most normal activities. I am becoming better at using my left hand for many things like batting at playing cricket, golf, baseball, as well as throwing games like quoits, skittles, marbles, bowls and so on. Writing is one thing I have yet to master. But Baden-Powell was so ambi-dexterous he could write, draw, paint and do everything with both hands equally as well. It is really something to aim at in case you lose the use of your right hand through a stroke, an accident, or whatever. Plan ahead.
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