Poll: How many members are left-handed?

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Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by simonm » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:54 pm

There seem to have been a relatively high number of "left handed" threads recently. I would be interesting to see how many people are left handed here.

Just to make it easy, lets stick with the traditional measure of left-handedness. Left handed writing=left handed. Right handed writing=right handed. If you can write equally fluently with both hands then you are ambidextrous.

The questions:
Which hand do you use for writing?
Which hand do you pluck the guitar strings with?


Me:

Which hand do you use for writing? Left
Which hand do you pluck the guitar strings with? Right

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Tom Poore » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:59 am

Which hand do you use for writing?
Left.
Which hand do you pluck the guitar strings with?
Right.
Which hand exasperates you the most?
Right.

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by montana » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:58 am

True lefty

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by OldPotter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:58 am

left hand writing

right hand plucking
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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Pat Dodson » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:15 am

montana wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:58 am
True lefty
+1

And sorry but I'm quite unapologetic about it. :wink:

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by DenisJ_III » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:00 pm

Left-hand writing,

Right-hand plucking.

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by bear » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:12 pm

I'm ambidextrous. I write equally bad with either hand. I play right handed guitars (never tried a left). I can do most things with either hand but have preferences. I hammer with either hand but prefer right. I fought as both right and left but preferred left. I prefer to throw right. I recently had cataract surgery and see distance with my right eye and read with my left. I'm wondering if this will have an effect on my preferences.
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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Bill » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:50 pm

i am left handed, but thankfully play right handed

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Pat Dodson » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:08 pm

bear wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:12 pm
I'm ambidextrous. I write equally bad with either hand. I play right handed guitars (never tried a left.)...
I'm ambiunhandy but prefer to play badly left handed. :wink:

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by lagartija » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:18 pm

Write with left.(on paper placed on horizontal surface...can write, draw or paint on vertical surface equally well with left or right.)
Pluck with right.
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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by soltirefa » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Two people late to the train station asked a conductor, "Which way to the train?"

The conductor replied, "If you go right you'll be left. If you go left you'll be right."

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Jim Davidson » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:14 pm

I write ambidexterous, play guitar righty, but play drums and sometimes bass lefty.
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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by mandarin » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:03 pm

I write as a lefty but play the guitar right handed
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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Phuong Hong » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:36 pm

I am sure there are many of us lefties who were forced to convert to right-handed writing during childhood. How about throwing arm?

For myself-
Writing hand: converted right
Plucking hand: left
Throw: left

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Re: Poll: How many members are left-handed?

Post by Pat Dodson » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:06 am

Phuong Hong wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:36 pm
....How about throwing arm? ....
Throw: left

I suspect I could throw left handed and right handed guitars equal distance. :wink:

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