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  1. Sonja says:

    I have to say I love this website and all the comments, I’m mainly a Rightie but with some Left handed tendencies (I’ve always been classed as a little weird). However my son is a Leftie but with some Right hand tendencies(?) – does that make us both ambidextrous?
    I tend to catch with my left but write with my right, I carry the shopping on my left arm mainly as this is my stronger arm? While trying out boxing I found I punch with my right, so does my son, however he writes & uses scissors with his left. At present he uses the right handed knifes in the kitchen, as that is all I have – I wasn’t even aware that you could get left handed ones, but they are on my list, to make things easier for him as he gets older (he’s 14yrs).
    I have only ever been asked once if I wanted him “corrected” I asked his teacher what he meant, I was genuinely confused by the question, when they explained I looked at them in horror and said “if he is happy and finds that easier then that’s correct, & no I don’t want him “corrected”.” I thought this type of stigmatism didn’t exist in this day & age – how wrong was I! Again just wanted to say how much I’m loving this site & all the helpful comments & ideas that I’ve found, keep up the good work.

  2. Sarahsouthpaw says:

    Hi, Re plastic milk containers: wherever the handle is positioned,all handers have to pour from a small round opening, I’ve never found a spout shaped milk carton or plastic vessel, & I decant into a jug from big 4 pinters.
    I adore my lefty corkscrew from you, always offer it to confound visitors.. tee hee.
    my young lefty daughter recently given right handed uke at school, & on asking for a left strung version, or to bring in her own left strung guitar, was told to ‘play it right’…my outrage to dept. head generated a reply linking to a facile ukelele tutor website on why lefties should not be tolerated… sigh, its only 2014.
    I have an ergonomic mouse, upright action, for L or R, use like holding a can on table top, works for me..

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  4. Mel F says:

    I have found some errors in your list of left handed people. First, Carol Burnett is not left handed,
    neither is Tom Cruise, Carry Grant, Ringo Starr and Marilyn Monroe. There is pictures of all of these people clearly signing autographs with their right hand. I don’t know what are the qualifications to be listed as a lefted handed person but being one since birth I would say that if the person of interest do not sign or eat with their left hand then I would say that they are not left handed!!
    I hope who ever does your research will go and check these individuals out on the internet and correct these mistakes.
    Other wise I truly enjoyed look over your list.

  5. Ruth Nagele says:

    Re: left-handed wire-bound writing pads

    I agree that the wire binding on the left makes writing uncomfortable, I remember the joy of using my first left-handed cheque book. But really, I solved the problem of notes books by buying the type with the spiral binding at the top. Sometimes us lefties have to use a bit of ingenuity or, even better, become ambidextrous.

  6. Fred says:

    When it comes to computer mice, most are left/right neutral – and don’t really feel good on EITHER side – or are right handed. There are very few strictly left handed mice. Now I grant you that it’s a very niche item (but that’s something this site is good at!) and that even fewer people seek out a trackball mouse; however that is what this comment is about. A fully left handed trackball mouse. They simply don’t exist. Again, a very niche item – but something that I think at least a few users would be interested in.

    Thank you for your time.

  7. Carol says:

    I’ve been trying to browse your site through safari on my iPhone but it is proving to be really difficult and frustrating because of this sharethis widget which I can’t seem to get rid of. Help how do
    I get rid of this because browsing is impossible. When you zoom in it the widget just takes up more of the screen space. Am about to give up.

  8. Ron from Sydney says:

    I consider myself a lefty as I write left handed. However, there are things that i can only do right handed. What should I be called ?
    I am 60 and it only occurred to me when I was an adult that the things I do left handed are the activities that take the use of my fingers e.g. writing, one finger typing etc whilst the activities I do right handed involve the use of my arm e.g. tennis, batting etc. I have never been encouraged
    or threatened to change the way I do things, so what gives ?

  9. Lynn says:

    Hi, this is an odd one. When I click on your UK link I get the US one. Can’t get the UK link at all. Other than that loving the site.

  10. Susie says:

    I’m studying visual perception differences between right and left handed people for a cognitive psychology research project. Is there any more information on the Thurston’s Hand Test? Where did it originate from and are there any previous studies with data results?
    Many thanks

  11. Zendon says:

    It probably isn’t often you get letters from someone with an experience similar to mine, but in my shop, being right-handed can be a very real disadvantage: I’ve built or modified a number of tools for left-handed use (I admit to being something of a loose cannon in this regard). While the making of something as sophisticated as a left-handed metal lathe is beyond my abilities (and budget!), I’ve built a left-handed plastic scorer and similar hand tools, and in 1992 successfully converted a wood lathe for left-handed use. Having been an avid woodworker since 1985, I can attest there is an untapped but viable market for woodturning lathes with the heads on the right and band saws with the blade on the left. I currently have been living alone in the same home since 1973, and ALL of my scissors are left-handed, as are the tin snips in my shop.

    Some tools need no converting. When I was looking for an 85mm rechargeable electric circular saw about 6 years ago, I was surprised to learn ALL of the different makes of 85mm circular saws then on the market have the blade on the right, an arrangement which makes it difficult to see where the blade is cutting when one tries to use the saw right-handed.

    I was mildly amused to read the “left handed boyfriend” letter and responses on your club page. Although I’m not currently looking (I’m a hetero but openly asexual man), and insofar as a man’s home is his castle, I do not figure on this particular castle having any right-handed queens in the foreseeable future.

    BTW I’m interested in learning people’s reactions when word of a genetic component for left-handedness—the so-called LRRTM-1 gene—gets around in the near future.

    Zendon, Los Angeles

  12. Orenda says:


    Just to let you know, I contacted my son’s teacher re the survey which I gave to her. For some reason she gave it to the headteacher (don’t know why) and says she will not have time to fill it is. I’m disappointed, but at least I tried.

    I wonder if sending the survey directly to schools might increase the ratio of responses?

    London (SE1, Waterloo area)

  13. Carey Strother says:

    All my life ppl didnt realize that I was left handed till they saw me write , throw a ball or frisbee , Et cetera…I guess because I bat rght-handed , box like a RIGHTIE , LOL, kick , golf , wear my watch like the ,ODD, right-handed CHALLANGED PPL DO..LOL , Why tho if a rght handed person wears their watch on their Rt

  14. Marge V says:

    I was once told that the person who invented the typewriter was left handed and set the keyboard up for left handeders. Can you verify both for me I have a small non money wage on this.

  15. Karan Kapoor says:

    I wrote an article on being left handed on my blog expressing most of what I and every lefty faces. Comments appreciated. Visit if you feel like :)

  16. Pat says:

    My sister and I are both left-handed (16 mos. apart in age). Neither of our parents are known lefties in our family.

    Wonder what the statistics are in this situation for two siblings, especially so close in age, to both be left-handed.

  17. terrence walston says:

    I was one of those that got beaten and locked in closets(Cloak Closets) in school. The beatings and closets lasted through grade school. I am still left-handed at the age of 73. I find that I keep changing some right-handed habits to left-handed. I went to computer school when I was 60 and changed from right to left hand using the computer mouse, that was natural. The teacher was upset that I was doing that. I am very proud to be left handed. My talents and abilities are above average. My thnking goes past most righties. However my tolerence level is slipping a little bit. I downloaded the 2011 and 2012 calenders and find them to my liking. Now when I look at a right handed calender I wonder why they make them backward. My wife used to watch me work (construction) and said one time that I always did things backward but they always came out perfect.

  18. Dan says:

    As a lefty child in school I always got ink or pencil lead on the side of my hand as my hand moved left to right across the page. However in Hebrew school where we wrote right to left it was all my righty friends who had that problem.

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  20. tom lockley says:

    high tom lockley here, i seemed to get along ok although i am left handed, as i was a sheet metal worker a didn,t have any problems as i often used my right hand with a hammer sometimes. reading about famous lefthanders around the world is fantastic, ps did you add sir francis drake to your file i sent it to you a while ago i am thomas lockley

  21. Souxie says:

    I’ve bought things from your site before and they’ve all been great. I have a request: anyone know of ‘left-handed’ messenger bags? All I need is a laptop bag with a single diagonal strap – that goes over your RIGHT shoulder so you can reach the side pocket on your LEFT. All one-strap bags seem to go the opposite way. Because of the ‘ergonomic’ design you cannot re-strap the bag the other way.
    Also: anyone know where I can get document wallets? The clear pockets that are sealed across the bottom and the left edge, with a cut-out for a thumb grab up the open right side? I need ones with the cut-out for the thumb on the left, believe it or not. I staple documents in the top right corner and I put them in the document sleeve so the ‘spine’ is on the right – but this means the thumb cut-out is on the back. Tut.
    I also tick ‘left-handed’, which makes my students giggle but they just adapt. I have never ‘looped’ my writing (is this the same as ‘hooking’?) and yet I have never smudged my work. I do not understand how other lefties do.
    Anyway – carry on the good work. :)

  22. Ruthy J says:

    My son is left-handed, just like me. But I’m hoping that things will be easier for him than they were for me.

    Here’s a blogpost I’ve written about this

    it includes a link to your website

  23. Chris says:

    Hi, please can you tell me if it is unusual for a left handed person to mark a ‘tick’ symbol in the opposite direction because this has always been for me and many people say it is strange, also a left handed ‘tick’ is not available in symbols on computer software discs, perhaps somebody should consider making software especially designed for us left handers.

    • Keith says:

      Hi Chris, I think it is quite comnmon for left-handers to make a tick in the right to left direction and also to tick things down the left side of the page rather than the right as that way you can see what you are trying to read while you are ticking (if you tick left-handed down the right of the page you need to keep removing your hand to see what is comimg next). This is a similar problem to completing a multiple-choice questionnaire or exam paper where the answers are to the right of the questions.

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  28. amelia Alipio says:

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  29. amelia Alipio says:

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  30. louise says:

    i am trying to find a telephone adaption that enables me to hold reciever to my ear without using my left hand, it clicks on the back of the reciever and sits on shoulder whilst talking on phone… the reason i need one is because following an accident i’ve lost the use of my right hand and arm so makes my neck ache from keeping the phone receiver balanced on my shoulder while freeing my left hand to write down messages or simply talk on phone as my left arm will also ache if long conversation!! anyway i’d be very grateful if you could help in anyway
    thankyou and look forward to hearing from you
    louise fell

  31. Mrs Rona Church says:

    Good Morning
    In August I purchased a left-handed Tombow cartridge pen, and as I use specific ink (Registration ink) I separately purchased the correct Tombow ink converters.
    Initially the pen flowed really well and I was extremely pleased with it.
    However over the last few weeks it does not perform and despite all attempts to refill/ change the converters, clean the nib through, the ink is not flowing through.
    I would be happy to try another one if this is an option you offer, or what would you suggest please?
    With thanks and kind regards
    Rona Church

    • Keith says:

      Hi Rona – I am guessing this is something to do with the special ink you are using as I have not had any reported problems with ink flow on the Tombow pens before.

  32. Jeanne Larsen says:

    I received my ordered products today from the UK. The Set of 3 guides on helping left-handed children (Download) was listed on my invoice, but I still have not received an email with the code for downloading these. Has it been sent?

    • Keith says:

      Your email order confirmation would have had a link to download the guides at the bottom, below the main products section. I will email it to you again separately.

  33. juan carlos s. says:

    Hola primero que nada felicitar por esta paguina .. quisiera solicitar una respuesta de una inquetud que tengo como puedo optener una camara digital reflex para izquierdo ….sime pueden alludar por favor ….

  34. Ms Leow L.C. says:

    Hello there,

    I intend to buy your Le Chat watch Ref. 417 and have a preference for a White face as shown now on your web page. Do you have one available pls?

    Hear from you again, thanks
    Ms Leow

  35. S. Dallman says:

    When will the multi-purpose knife 10cm / 4in. blade be available to purchase again?

  36. Judy Haken says:

    When will Stabilo Easy Coloured pencils(12) be available to purchase?

  37. Russell Hague says:

    My in laws wanted to buy me a birthdy present and I suggested one of your left handed Cambridge cartidge ink pens as a gift. I’m sorry to say that this is a very expensive pen of a very, very poor quality indeed. The cheap plastic pen body has devloped a crack after negligable use and I have not found it to be any better at writing than any of the standard pens. I am extremely dissapointed and feel that these pens are nothing but a scam.

  38. mehreen says:

    i am your regular costumer.recently i bought two ink cartridge pen TomBow cartridge pen and cambridge cartridge sorry to say they are not up to the mark.i was using your earlier lefty pens by ted lepidus.its been over 2 to 3 yrs and those pens were just brilliant..unfortunately they are not in a very good working conditions now..i think their nib broke and they stop working right in the middle of my work and setting them again gets really messy with ink all over my then i decided to buy these two new pens but they are not half as good as the ted lepidus.
    i was wondering if your have some of those silver/black ted lepidus pens still available in stock…i would like to buy them…they were just the right size no too think and not too light….if you do find them..plz i need them…
    thank you

  39. I Love My Child says:

    Wow, It’s good to know that There are so many of us.
    I have a question for you: Do you know of any “clinical studies” going on in Canada?
    As last year while registering our son in Kindergarten, we had told the teacher he was a Lefty . By the time of the parent teacher interviews , the school (or someone in it )decided to try getting him printing w/ his right hand. Then there was therapy for how he held the pencil, dextarity issues, and speech and language therapy that was a must in their eyes.
    Who says that if you are printing the word ball that you must finish the a at the bottom and start the l at the top?!!!! I say as long as they are getting the work done, LEAVE THEM ALONE!
    Anyone else have this kind of thing happen to their child?
    By the last interview at the school that year, he was putting an extra (backwards hook)
    on his s’s. Why do they dothat and then give him therapy but keep telling him to use his Rh? Is it a make work project for these people?

    • Susan says:

      I know there was a study at Indiana University in Indiana(USA). Not sure if they are still doing this study there. I have tried contact the director there, but I have had no success. Maybe someone out there may have ideas on how to contact them.

  40. Kathleen says:

    Is there such a thing as semi-left-handed? My right hand is dominant in almost everything, but I paint, write, draw with the left. I use scissors with my right hand and measure with a ruler right to left. I use a carving knife with the right, but my fork with the left and on and on. Why am I blessed with my left hand doing detail work? This is something I’ve been looking for information on for a very long time.

    • HELON CLAY says:

      It is because you are naturally left-handed. The things you learned to do without interference from others, you do with your left hand. The things you were taught to do, you do with your right hand.
      Like me, You might have been forced to change to your right hand at an early age. The latest advice for persons such as us is to develop our usage as evenly as possible.
      Whatever you do with only one hand, learn how to do with both. This will make you more proficient, regardless of which hand you use, because learning both ways builds new neural pathways in the brain. For any right-handed person who is reading this, the expert advice is to stay right-handed only.

  41. John-Paul Martin says:


    Which Country around the world has the most left handed people?


    • Dmytro Grygorovych says:

      No one contry has made any serious research about lefties. All that you can find is statistical interpolation to all population, spreaded from small group survey. This means that every person should choose himself which group he or she belongs to. So, more democracy – more lefties, am I right? ^)

  42. jim barnes says:

    I saw a waiters left handed cork screw on the video but am not finding it to order it. I would like to order one if you let me know how. Thank you, Jim

  43. GODWIN FEDELIS says:

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  45. Judy Isaacson says:

    I was amused at your post about the corkscrew. I’ve never seen one for us lefties and hope you find one somewhere.
    We do not have an automatic can opener at our house because we don’t use very many canned goods, so we have only a manual one–yep, a right-handed one. You can imagine how I have to gyrate to open a can. My husband, who is also a lefty, simply uses his right hand, as he does for many things, but, alas, I am totally a lefty.

  46. Felicia says:

    I’ve been looking for a lefty corkscrew and I’m having difficulty. I started a bartending job and everyone is making fun of me ’cause I fumble with the gadget. They don’t believe that there is a lefty corkscrew. I can’t wait to have them try it, if I COULD FIND ONE! YIKES! I’ve called numerous wine supply distributors and they laugh at me. When I explain that the screw turns clockwise instead of counter-clockwise, they still laugh!
    I read alot of posts on this sight and I feel everyone’s pain. Although I don’t complain about the righty world; I just adapt. I have never cooked or even made a salad ’cause of all the right handed utensils. I can’t even peel an onion or cut a piece of fruit! It really doesn’t bother me though. I think lefties have our own special talents.
    As for my handwriting – since I was ridiculed all the time and embarrassed when I had to write on the blackboard, I’ve perfected my handwriting. I have been complimented on my beautiful handwriting, LOL!
    We all have things that we have to overcome, but that just makes us stronger and more adaptable, which is a great quality. I’ve also learned to laugh at myself when people watch me fumble with the righty stuff! I just wish at times that I could hand them a lefty version and watch them fumble so they get it.

  47. Judy Isaacson says:

    Stephanie, you didn’t retain a word I wrote, did you? Roll with the punches, Babe. Make the best of things. True, desks are made with right orientation. I remember that as being an aggravation, but I dealt with it. There are lots of reason to rejoice at being a lefty, and I enumerated a few. I don’t think you will ever make it in this world unless you wake up and realize that you must adapt!

    • Stephanie Lee says:

      Thanks Judy! I guess we have to deal all these “righty” stuff. But I wish that lefties can take part to arguing the desks school provide for every school so righties know that we care for our “left side of our bodies.” :)

  48. Judy Isaacson says:

    Response to Stephanie Lee:
    Get over it, Sweetie. I learned a very long time ago that there is absolutely nothing one can do. It’s a rightie’s world out there. We stumble and bumble our way through it somehow. Look at it this way: most of us are smarter than they are. We’d have to be to adapt as well as we do. We have an edge over them anyway. We operate from the creative side of the brain, the side that sees a whole situation and not just a series of parts. We don’t get lost in details as they do. We are more artistic and see our world in beautiful colors, while they are stuck in all their black and white thinking and rarely enjoy life as we do. I’m truly not sorry I’m a lefty, nor that I was dyslexic as a child and had a difficult time learning to read and was classified as “slow” in my early academic years. I did graduate Summa Cum Laude from a prestigious university.

    • Stephanie Lee says:

      That kinda make me feel better but I don’t know…..

      Even the schools we have. The desks are so annoying. Why are they only designed for “right-armed?”

  49. Stephanie Lee says:

    I just don’t understand why EVERY camera have the most buttons on the right hand side and the handgrip. Why is that? Righties are so WEIRD!!!!!

    P.S. Every technologies that you see are all for righties which makes me so frustrated. I want to change the world………….but how? :(

  50. dan says:


    I am a paper conservator at the Whitworth art gallery, university of Manchester. During my degree program the technician we had was able to grind (I think) my scalpel handle, which allowed me to use it effectively left, handed.

    Unfortunately recently this has been misplaced (5 years of service) since this time I have been unable to discover anybody who can replicate this.

    Do you know if there are any stockists of left-handed scalpel handles?

    • Alexandra says:

      Hi Dan,

      I don’t have an answer to your question, but I am actually also looking for a scalpel for left-handed.
      I work in a leather workshop and there is one skill I find very difficult to learn, I think a left-handed scalpel could help me.
      Did anybody answer to your question?
      Thank you!

  51. prof Stephen Waner says:

    I have been in the market for a wrist watch I could read for a long time and although we are not left handed Our range of vision Is. a form of dyslexia known as strephosymbolia causes us to precieve everthing as if in a mirror, the LeChat mirror face Backwards wrist watch item # 418 is perfect for our needs since I must look at a mirror image to precieve a normal view (I hope to place an order for one soon) my user name on the web is paschar which means Vision or Guide , my research is in the field of the study of this form of dyslexia (of the true mirror image reader & writer)for those who have the condition where all text is printed from right to left in the mirror image. I will soon be refering my students to this site (all 7000+ of them) to let the view the wrist watch . professor S.D.Waner aka paschar (all over the web)

  52. Jan says:

    I’m a left hander who got switched in school. Many years ago you were required to be right handed. Today the only thing I do consistently right handed is write. I am looking for a pair of LH sissors because when I try to cut the nails on my right hand using my left hand with right handed sissors it really mangles them. LH people must have the same problem in reverse, so would RH sissors help?

    As for the looping – perhaps the teachers teach this, like I was taught to be right handed??

  53. Stephanie Lee says:

    Hi! I have been searching everywhere and not a site will sell a “true lefty” camera:

    1. shutter (left)
    2. viewfinder (right)
    3. controls/buttons from the back of the camera (left).
    4. Hand-grip (left or both hands)

    Sadly, I couldn’t find any. However, I did found one that was a okay for a lefty but the bad thing is that the battery life is too short. Here, take a look:

    I’ve been complaining so much that I hope this “anythinglefthanded” can change the world FOR ALL LEFTIES. Wouldn’t you agree?

    • helen Yue says:

      Dear Sir,
      nice to meet you .
      we are guitar factory in China ,.our website is
      If you are willing to buy electric guitars and bass in China,
      pls feel free to contact us.
      best regards

    • Edel Codd says:

      Stephanie, I have a Canon PowerShot/Ixus which is similar to your link. I am mostly ambidextrous, but with the camera I found that I can turn it upside down to take my photos and use my thumb instead of my forefinger to push the shutter button. It works very well, and because the camera has an LED screen and the exterior is relatively featureless, I don’t get the weird looks I get when I turn my SLR upside down, and that makes it great for people pictures (which I’m seldom comfortable taking to start with).

  54. murray says:

    Don’t forget Prince Andrew’s wife sofia is left handed

  55. Dawn says:

    Hi Everyone,
    I went into a well known kitchen and cookery shop to buy a wooden spatula. I looked around but could only find them with a right-handed bias. I picked one up, took it to the till and asked the assistant if they had and left-handed versions. She looked rather puzzled so I explained about the bias (like scissors), the slant of the bottom edge and the natural curve of the spatula being made for right-handers, whilst a queue formed behind me.
    She got rather agitated (due to the queue) and haughtily asked why I didn’t just turn the spatula the other way. Needless to say, I didn’t proceed with the purchase.
    However, my partner who was with me said that he didn’t realise I was having a problem. He bought me a cheap flat wooden spatula that he ground the edge of to give me the correct bias. Result!

  56. Judy Isaacson says:

    Do you have an e-mail address where I can send you a comic strip regarding left-handedness? It is a Bizarro strip from 2006, I think.

  57. REDIET says:

    Hi left handeres,my name is rediet,i’m left hander from Ethiopia.In my country there is no any left hander association.i’m learning in addis abeba(capital city)in engeenring feild&i want to establish this association,but i have no any helper&conseltant person. if you have any information please inform me.

  58. LEFTY says:

    Possibly some of us are slightly “loopier” than others??? (Author of this response included)

    On a side note – I think the looping has provide me with one clear advantage – it pushed me early on to adopt and adapt myself to a keyboard…

    yep…i believe that much of the loopers were induced unnaturally to write in this manner in view of making themselves less conspicuous…

  59. Kate in VA says:

    I dont get the looping thing either. I have always held my hand parallel and under what I’m writing and can see fine. I do put my paper at an 45* angle clockwise. That is a comfort thing -otherwise my wrist would fatigue if I tried to keep my paper north/south. Righties do the same thing for the same reason but it’s 45* counterclockwise.

  60. Linda says:

    I used to get a left-handed magazine a number of years ago. Do you know if it is still in production? It was really cool because you read it from back to front, exactly like I read magazines, only now I have to go “forward” (which is really backwards) to find the beginning of the article.

    • admin says:

      Hi Linda
      There used to be a magazine published in America many years ago but I have not heard anything about it for a very long time. Our Left Handers Club sends out a monthly email newsletter and you can join free using the box at top left of the page.

  61. Christy Staples says:

    I always thought that the people who looped were the ones that some teacher thought needed to be “corrected” and tried to change them to right handers. I have 2 lefty daughters, a lefty broither and one lefty sister. I say leave them alone. They are perfect!

  62. ron bird says:

    Writing left handed has always amused me. First I must say that I am left handed, my parents were left handed (both of them), and my son is left handed. So I have some experience of the left handed world. Which brings me to the writing bit. Many left handers loop their hand for writing, my son does it. But I don’t really understand why (I don’t loop you see). I know the reason is given that you don’t smudge your writing, you can’t see what you are writing etc. etc. I don’t have any of those problems and I write in a rather nice place script, which gets me thinking about this problem, and I can see PhD’s coming out of this ;-) .

    Latin based scripts are written left to right, the majority of writers are right handed, and left handers loop their hands to cope.
    Arabic and Hebrew based fonts are written right to left, the majority of writers are right handed, so they have the same issues as left handers and Latin based, yet they don’t loop their right hands to cope. So what is it about left handers and left to right writing? Is this looping learnt? If so why does my son loop when I don’t? (My parents did not loop either). No I don’t expect an answer yet but looping the hand and the apparent reasons given do intrigue me.