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BMJ
11-23-2002, 09:03 PM
So..... who here is left handed and who here is right handed? :D :)

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

Waldo2k2
11-23-2002, 09:08 PM
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.

Eibro
11-23-2002, 09:09 PM
My guess is this poll will end up 10:1 in favour of the righties.

DavidP
11-23-2002, 09:57 PM
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*

Shadow12345
11-23-2002, 10:13 PM
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

adrianxw
11-24-2002, 04:32 AM
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).

ammar
11-24-2002, 05:49 AM
Nice adrianxw, for me you can say I'm totally right handed...
I can't write anything with my left hand!

Brian
11-24-2002, 07:38 AM
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.

mithrandir
11-24-2002, 07:43 AM
I write with my right hand, but I can use either in most other situations.

valar_king
11-24-2002, 08:14 AM
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?

RoD
11-24-2002, 10:37 AM
right.

Jet_Master
11-24-2002, 10:39 AM
the longest word typed with alternating hands???
i dont really get the question...

by the way, i am right handed (99%)...

valar_king
11-24-2002, 11:17 AM
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.

Govtcheez
11-24-2002, 01:18 PM
> 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)

Waldo2k2
11-24-2002, 01:27 PM
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)

Eibro
11-24-2002, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by valar_king
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.
I don't know what it's called, but isn't it found in New Zealand?

valar_king
11-24-2002, 03:24 PM
It's the "Kea", and yes, it is from New Zealand.
The answer to the other question is:
skepticisms

MethodMan
11-24-2002, 06:22 PM
Im a righty, hehe. Although it would be cool if I was a lefty, they seem unique.

Have you ever noticed that there are no sout paws(lefties) as catchers in the MLB.

Aran
11-24-2002, 08:34 PM
I'm a righty.. but the odd thing is when i play drums, my left hand can play quicker bursts of beats while my right hand has more endurance...

Shadow
11-25-2002, 08:44 AM
> E is the most popular vowel in the English language
You have to be kidding me. Yeeeeah right.

Why would you say that's most popular?
(not on single letter E...hey!)

deathstryke
11-25-2002, 08:52 AM
I use my right for writing and swordplay but everything else just depends on what is convenient.

biosninja
11-25-2002, 09:37 AM
Proudly a leftie

alpha
11-25-2002, 06:30 PM
im generally a lefty. although other things require right hand, i.e. driving, guitar (actually easier to play chords if you are a lefty if playing a right handed guitar); other situations depending on convenience. i would naturally pick up a pen with my left hand, although my keys with my right hand. im actually going to teach myself to write left and right handed, just for ambidexterity.


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

you could always revert to the saying that "left handed people are usually smarter"

Waldo2k2
11-25-2002, 06:49 PM
>>why is E the most popular vowel?

because it is, you can look it up if you like.

bob20
11-25-2002, 10:56 PM
I am a righty for all most everything.

adamviper
11-26-2002, 07:26 AM
i am right handed but typing i use both equally.

BMJ
11-26-2002, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by adamviper
i am right handed but typing i use both equally. I doubt that... which shift do you use? Which hand do you use for spaces?

-KEN-
11-26-2002, 08:08 PM
I'm right-handed but I eat meat with my left. I don't see the point in cutting meat using your hands in reverse of how you eat it. So I just eat how I cut.