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Left-Handed April Fool Jokes 2019

April Fools’ Day is an annual celebration in the U.K, Europe and some other western countries commemorated on 1st April each year by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes.  The theme of left-handedness has been incorporated into this by some companies in recent years, based on promoting a “left-handed” version

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Do you hang your clothes left-handed?

There are all sorts of things that we do “our” way without realising that it is different. Someone pointed out to me recently that all the clothes in my wardrobe were hanging the “wrong” way (a right-hander of course), but I had never really thought about it. All my shirts

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Left-Handers Apps

We had an email recently from LHC member Rose in Austria saying that she had been researching iPhone apps that have a left hand mode and we thought this information might be useful for you as well. There is a simple calculator called Southpaw on the ios App store that

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6 Things Left-Handers Really Should Know

We have produced a short report based on feedback from the 140,000 members of our Left-Handers Club that gives you fast access to the most important content across the thousands of pages on our websites.  It includes: The results of our huge survey on left-handedness Resources for left-handed children (and

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Old books on left-handedness

We were recently sent the names of a couple of books that got us thinking about how things have changed and how much more positive the attitude to left-handedness is now than it was in the past.   The Prevention And Correction of Left-Handedness In Children by J.W. Conway was

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Positive Left-Handed Emojis!

Emojis are the small icons you can add on your phone to text messages and other places and I notice the other day that on my iPhone the icon for a “thumbs up” is left-handed and for a “thumbs down” is right handed! It is more normal for anything with

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Left handed sign language for the deaf

We recently had a message from Scott Conlan that encouraged us to do a bit of research. Sign language is used by deaf people as a system of communication using visual gestures and signs and your handedness clearly has an impact on how it is used and understood. Hi, All!

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Left Handed Eating

Using cutlery for eating is an area that causes a lot of confusion and inconsistency for both left- and right-handers: Right-handers– traditionally eat with a knife and fork using the knife in their right and fork in the left, so they actually feed themselves with their left hand. (in America,

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One-sided clothing

We received an email from Graham recently that got us thinking again about one-side clothing that is awkward for us lefthanders to wear and use.   “As a pilot I can get a pilot’s pullover with a pocket on the sleeve to stow pencils etc. However as a left hander

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Stuttering and changed lefthanders

After we wrote an article recently on the general effects that can result from forcing a natural left-hander to write right-handed, we were contacted by lots of Members about stuttering in particular and it is clearly something that causes people huge problems throughout their lives and we would like to

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