What do you call left-handed?

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What do you call left-handed?
« on: 25/05/2007 13:02:09 »
I was looking through an atlas that shows boundaries for different slang words & I was amazed how many terms there are for "left-handed". Where I come from it was called "cack-handed".

What is your local variant? Say where you're from so we can compare.
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What do you call left-handed?
« Reply #1 on: 25/05/2007 13:05:24 »
I was looking through an atlas that shows boundaries for different slang words & I was amazed how many terms there are for "left-handed". Where I come from it was called "cack-handed".

What is your local variant? Say where you're from so we can compare.

I call lefthanded people, daughter and niece!

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« Reply #2 on: 25/05/2007 13:06:54 »
Studies show that 89% of people are right handed...

10% are left handed..

and 1% have no hands! [;D] [;D]
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« Reply #3 on: 25/05/2007 13:26:55 »
i'm from ohio, and we call it left handed

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« Reply #4 on: 25/05/2007 14:35:59 »
South Paw

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« Reply #5 on: 25/05/2007 15:02:48 »
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What do you call left-handed?
« Reply #6 on: 25/05/2007 15:18:24 »
I have one and I use it...they have called it lefties
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« Reply #7 on: 25/05/2007 15:19:39 »
« Last Edit: 25/05/2007 17:07:46 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #8 on: 25/05/2007 16:17:18 »
when Im in overly joking mode, I call it wrong-handed
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« Reply #9 on: 25/05/2007 16:22:16 »
Here we just call it left-handed.
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« Reply #10 on: 26/05/2007 11:52:46 »
How about "sinister" as opposed to "dextrous"? That's probably more a comment on the remakable prejudices shown in the past.
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« Reply #11 on: 26/05/2007 21:10:27 »
From Latin "sinistralis" and "dexter" - sinistral and dextral. Had to learn this so I could recall it in my sleep to oass a paleontology exam. Gastropod shells that turn to the left - counter- or anti-clockwise, are sinistral and dextral are the obverse.

Of course I would never use the term as a derogatory remark now, but I got a lot of mileage out of it when a teen because my sister is left-handed.  [;)]

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« Reply #12 on: 27/05/2007 16:37:24 »
that's very interesting

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« Reply #13 on: 29/05/2007 13:19:29 »
whatever you say kdlynn.
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