Interestingly left -handers are on the increase: in 1910 it was thought there that left-handers made up only about 3% of the population; now the figure is about 13%. Also, the days of stigma are over – teachers don’t force children to write with their right hands anymore (I hope they don’t) - but getting hold of some left handed items can be difficult. Oh Ned Flanders come to Romford and bring your Leftorium with you!
13 August 2007
Lefties ! The Day Has Come
I didn’t realise that today is International Left Handers Day. I suppose the not-wife and my sister should be out and proud and giving displays of manual sinisterity in the operation of scissors and corkscrews. I am mixed up on the issue myself: I started out writing with my right hand, then I fractured my wrist when I was eight and I started to use my left hand . I still use both hands to write but, sadly, my writing is an illegible scrawl whichever hand I use. Most other functions are performed with the left hand.