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Which hand do your normally use?

Right Handed
Left Handed
Ambidextrous
Ambisinistrous

Author Topic: Right, Left, or ??  (Read 1780 times)

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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2017, 06:45:48 pm »
Lee sorry to hear about your neices son.

I am right handed but dad was always on me to learn to hammer and swing an axe both ways.  My left Andes brother taught me how to tie a neck tie, so that is how I do it.  I do have a daughter left handed and a son right handed.  It is a rough life for lefties!

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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2017, 07:49:19 pm »
I had a tough time in the military, I shot a rifle right handed but hand gun left. I have weak vision in my left eye which didn't help either. Drove the pistol range officer nuts, I couldn't operate the safety with my thumb so either switched hands or reached over with my right hand. My training period was short. :D
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2017, 11:00:52 pm »
Am right handed but shoot left handed because no right eye.  also bat a ball left handed.  Every thing else right handed.  Also no debth perception.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 12:55:27 am »
I'm right handed but left eye dominant.  It's confusing  ;) ;D
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2017, 02:08:06 pm »
I write with my left.

Almost everything else I can do with either hand - some a little better with the left, some a little better with the right. Whenever I played tennis or other racquet sport, I psyched out my opponent by running for a ball I couldn't catch and then switch hands with the paddle and scoop in for the return volley. It was always funny seeing their expression change from 'gotcha' to 'OMG'.

My step-dad said the sure test of handedness is the toilet paper test. I'll just lob that one out there, and leave it at that!  :D
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2017, 02:40:23 pm »
One daughter left handed, one daughter ambidextrous, me, right.  Both their grandfathers were lefties, guess it skipped a generation.  Softball coach loved my ambi daughter, tell her to switch hands in the middle of the pitches. 
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2017, 06:01:31 pm »
Wow, we are getting some interesting comments.   8)
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2017, 06:19:17 pm »
More lefties and ambidextrous than there should be, statistically. I wonder if sawmilling draws them out of the woodwork. So to speak.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2017, 07:06:50 pm »
If you can consistently operate your sawmill hydraulics with your "other" hand.....you just might be a redneck
ambidextrous.   ;D
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2017, 09:07:33 pm »
I'm so right handed it's like my left is just along for the ride sometimes  :D. Didn't help any when I had a tree land on me and crush my left wrist 17 years ago. I do my best to use my left but it's kinda futile.
You ambidextrous folks make me a bit jealous, definitely would make certain tasks easier.

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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2017, 12:36:09 pm »
I am left handed but right eye dominant. I played softball left handed but shoot right handed, my bow is right hand. My writing is awful. When I sit at a table I always try and sit all the way to the left.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2017, 01:27:53 pm »
I'm so right handed it's like my left is just along for the ride sometimes  :D
😂😂😂 That's the same way I am, the left arm doesn't do much compared to the right.
     The opposite eye dominance phenomenon is fairly common, it's easy to spot when someone has shooting difficulties.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2017, 01:59:00 pm »
But then there is someone that if his "shooting" is off.....

He puts on a purple skirt.  Made him so great that he made the "list".
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2017, 03:41:24 pm »
When I sit at a table I always try and sit all the way to the left.
Growing up, our family has 7 kids.  To be able to sit 9 at the table, we had a big round redwood picnic table in our kitchen/dining room.  One sister was left handed.  There is no "left end" to sit at on a round table!  We had 5 two-seat benches around it.  So, she often had a bench to herself...
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2017, 04:07:12 pm »
That is a real problem, no one wants to sit to my left at the dinner table. ;D At one place I worked, the boss' wife, the parts man and I were all lefties, it drove the boss nuts that the note book, the pen and calculator were to the left of the phone.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 09:17:42 pm »
I am the "Black Sheep" in my family I'm right handed.  :D Mom, Dad, Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Grandparents all lefties.  But learned how to do a lot left handed. Broke my right twice the only thing that I can't do is write lefty.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2017, 09:10:22 am »
I'm both for many things, but left handed given the choice.
The one thing that I absolutely cannot do right handed is throw something overhand. If it looks as awkward as it feels I'm sure it would make for some good entertainment for folks. :D

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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2017, 10:31:19 am »
In regards to throwing things,  I am ambisinistrous.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2017, 11:12:27 am »
I am having trouble pronouncing that but looked it up anyway. :D I have the same problem.
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Re: Right, Left, or ??
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2017, 04:56:10 pm »
Wow guys, I learned (I think) a new word today and even read it's meaning.   smiley_dizzy

Anyway, I added it to the poll just for you.   :)
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