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I Am Left Handed

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    "Wow!, how can you do that?

    !" "Do what?" "Write with your left hand!" It's not rocket science.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 13

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    Being left handed is awfully difficult

    when you're trying to eat a meal on the right side of a right handed person. We always end up hitting elbows!
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    Why in 2015 is this such a big deal to people?

    ? I really don't get it..reach for a pen and it's like "WOW I didn't know you were left handed" "god I never know HOW you people WRITE like that" etc etc My standard response is "yep they luckily stopped throwing us into lakes to check for witch craft a few centuries back so HERE...
    deleted deleted 26-30 33 Responses Feb 26

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    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 7 Responses Jun 22

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    Maybe this only happened to me

    but whenever I wright with pencils I get the lead on my hand from rubbing it agents the paper
    PuzledMantis89 PuzledMantis89 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    When scissors won't work

    and you try a few and still they won't cut so you resort to flipping them upside down
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Aug 18

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    I remember choosing to be left-handed

    when I was about 4 years old. My mother was right-handed but reminded me as I went off to school at age 5 that some of the teachers might try to "make sure" that I was comfortable using my left hand instead of my right. She was right. Though no one tried to force me to be right...
    slver slver 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I can remember being a kid

    and not understanding why I was the only one who wrote with my left hand. I used to try to hard to write with my right hand but my schoolwork was so messy, the teacher used to get mad at me for it. Oddly enough, I do most things right handed though.
    709LT 709LT 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I proudly wear a permanent ink smudge on the

    heel of my left hand, treasure my creativity and revel in knowing I am one of minority who is in his right mind.
    HistoryMystery HistoryMystery 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    It is an odd story, but I am left handed

    as well as right handed. ambidextrous. I was raised in the back woods of KY, WVA in the hollers back up in the Appalachian mountains. Well there is a very different cultural there than what most Americans are accustomed to. My grandmother as well as most of the ppl who were...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 16 Responses Jul 30

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    HAPPY INTERNATIONAL LEFT HANDED DAY - To my

    fellow super intelligent freakish left handers! To celebrate I suggest making everyone you know write left handedly today and if they don't.. Give them a taste of what your left hand can do *SLAP*
    princessgemmy princessgemmy 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 13

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    That moment when your hand is full of ink

    and you destroyed the whole paragraph!
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    It's a Maevel to me how left handed on this app

    has generally around 2,000 followers to it, as on the other hand right handed people have over 10,000. Something to think about... 😀
    Exelence Exelence 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 18

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    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Someday, we, left-handed people,

    shall end the discrimination, dominate this world and rewrite history as we like! Mark my words, we have already started.
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    The struggle is real.

    The whole language thing is against us lefties because whenever we write, whether we use a pencil or a pen, it gets all over the side of our hand. As lefties, we went through school with that stupid spiral in our spiral notebooks getting in our way. And don't even get me...
    anonandeveryone anonandeveryone 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    DC313 DC313 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 19

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    My youngest brother asked me

    if it feels weird to write with my left hand, I respond with "no, it feels weird to right with my right hand though" then he looks at me and says "oh, shut up lefty"
    MO513 MO513 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Fortunately I grew up with a left handed father.

    So he understand some of the things I did. At the office some funny things have happened. I make everything at my cubicle left handed friendly including my mouse. So If I go on vacation, people will grumble that they couldn't figure out why my mouse wasn't working if they used...
    sue9161 sue9161 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 22 Responses Jul 4

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    I think being left handed is sooo cool!

    Especially the fact left handed is more rare than right handed! I'm the only one left handed in my family! How cool is that?
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 22 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Awh I thought I was the only one lol I like

    being left handed. Everyone thinks it's cool. And people are jealous cause I write so good!
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    I remember when I was in elementary school.

    .. Some kids teased me saying the left hand was the hand of the Devil. Ah ha ha ha! They would say I was a demon or damned. They would try to make me become a right handed, but hell, you've got to admit that a right handed has such a hard technique to hold the pencil in their...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 24 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Lol . I Heard That People Can Get Scholarships

    Just Because We're Left Handed . That's Dope !
    Carter29 Carter29 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lefty since birth. The way I use spoon

    and fork, my hand position in writing etc. except for the mouse. Being lefty is my asset. :)
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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    I think that there should be a country

    for left handed people! What do you think?
    SupermanMike SupermanMike 13-15, M 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am the only one I'm my family who's left

    handed. And it's cool being different ;)
    CSCE720 CSCE720 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Like a lot of lefties,

    I do certain things with my right hand, but the key things (writing especially) with the left. When she was a child my mother, naturally left-handed, was made to write with her right hand.
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    My teachers always laugh at my scissor using

    and also there is the thing when you write for example an essay and when you're done you realise you've completely smudged it with you hand..
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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    I Feel An Immediate Bond W/ Other Left-handers

    Whenever I discover someone else is left-handed, i like them a little bit more, even if I didn't like them to begin with.  It's the same with being a red-head (which I also am) there are such a small percentage of ppl with these traits.  Once I sat at a round table with...
    AlienEeeter AlienEeeter 22-25 11 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Those ever-elusive green handled scissors,

    ink-stained writing hand in grammar school with matching smeared papers, bumping whoever dared eat to my left, and of course the curse of quickly being forced to emergency eject my baseball glove after a catch- just to throw the ball, not to mention being a right brained mess...
    NoLightOfMyOwn NoLightOfMyOwn 41-45, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lefties rule! We're really rare

    but we rock. Sound off, lefties!
    inselovaas inselovaas 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Happy National Left Handers Day!

    I love being left handed, even though it dose come with its struggles. :)
    icecrem737 icecrem737 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 13

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    The world is set up for right handed people.

    .. We lefties have to learn to fit in, consequently, We are usually very good problem solvers... I once worked in an Engineering group of 33 people, 12 were left handed. I love being left handed!
    bison6446 bison6446 61-65, M 11 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Proud to be lefthanded!

    #lefthand #hand #ofthe #heart
    sk32 sk32 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    if I had a dollar every time someone would be

    shocked and say "wow, you're left handed?" I think it would be enough to buy a small island and build a mansion all for myself.
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    Everyday leftie struggles: Scissors: left

    handed scissors hurt! Pencil smudges Righty appliances Cutting paper Cutting anything What problems do you have?
    JynxScream JynxScream 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 30

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    The world is not made

    for us lefty's! Writing on a paper pad with an ink pen leads to disaster of the smudging kind and a dirty inky splodge on the outside of your palm leading from the pinky down to your wrist. Such a cruel world! Also back when you were at Primary school (or Elementary school to...
    tartanhero tartanhero 26-30, M 7 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I was born a left-hander,

    but my father who was very strict, forced me to use my right hand. Apparently being left handed in the 50's was considered a mark of the devil! I often wondered how many other people born in that era had the same experience!
    janey4 janey4 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I do always everything better Left.

    I'm the only lefty in the family on my Mothers side.I give more powerful Jabs with my left. And when it comes to memory. I have a Good memory but at times I remeber things happening on the left side while originally It happened on the right side.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    When I was little I was right handed

    but wrote everything backwards (mirrored image) and I was told to write the other way. So I changed hand and wrote backwards the other way xD
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M Jun 29

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