View Poll Results: Which is your primary hand?

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Left / Right handedness

This is a discussion on Left / Right handedness within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; So..... who here is left handed and who here is right handed? I ask because I am so sick of ...

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    Left / Right handedness

    So..... who here is left handed and who here is right handed?

    I ask because I am so sick of a right handed world!!

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    I'm right handed...but did you know:
    over 60% of typing is done with the left hand?
    And i use my left thumb for the space bar, so i'm using way over 60% with my left.
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    My guess is this poll will end up 10:1 in favour of the righties.

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    My guess is this poll will end up 10:1 in favour of the righties.
    And if it doesn't? What if there is a mysterious interlinking between left handers and the field of computer science? oooohhh....*X-files music*
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    ever since my ring finger on my right hand was chopped off in a logging accident i had 2 years ago I have become left handed

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    Neither really. I naturally pick up a pen with my right hand, but a knife with my left. When standing and writing on a whiteboard I use whichever hand is most convenient, i.e. it depends which side I'm standing, (often that ability creates more interest among my audience then the point I was trying to make).
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    Nice adrianxw, for me you can say I'm totally right handed...
    I can't write anything with my left hand!

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    Originally posted by Waldo2k2
    I'm right handed...but did you know:
    over 60% of typing is done with the left hand?
    And i use my left thumb for the space bar, so i'm using way over 60% with my left.
    Well obviously. In the long run you get more left-hand practice on the keyboard, because all of your mouse work is done with your right hand.

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    I write with my right hand, but I can use either in most other situations.

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    I am almost totally left handed. The only two exceptions are archery (I shoot right handed) and baseball (I bat switchhanded.)

    Little Trivia:
    Does anyone know the LOOONGest word typed with alternating hands?
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    right.

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    the longest word typed with alternating hands???
    i dont really get the question...

    by the way, i am right handed (99%)...
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    Originally posted by Jet_Master
    the longest word typed with alternating hands???
    i dont really get the question...

    by the way, i am right handed (99%)...
    You type the first letter with one hand then the next with the other, then continue alternating between the two.
    That was a question I had in Science (don't ask) along with "What is the bird that likes to eat the strips of rubber around car iwndows and where is it found?"
    Blech. I got them both.
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    > And i use my left thumb for the space bar, so i'm using way over 60% with my left.

    Yeah, but the backspace key's on the right (I hit the space bar with my right thumb, I just discovered)

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    yeah but the backspace doesn't hold a candle to the A and E keys on the left side (E is the most popular vowel in the English language)
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