This was sent to us recently by Nelson Allen Jr, a.k.a nel-sonofafrica, from Tanzania (the land endowed with the highest mountain and the deepest lake in Africa) and is posted here with his permission. If you come across any songs or poems about left-handers or being left-handed let us know and we will share them.
We were advised last year of an unusual golf tournament where you had to be lefthanded to play. This is what founder John Lidstone had to say about it:
“Yesterday, Monday 23rd July 2012, we held a postponed inaugural Left-handers Open at the North hants Golf Club. This was originally instigated by me 20 years ago when I was the Club’s first and in 107 years, only left-handed captain. It has taken all this time to get the open off ...Read more
We are always trying to find better ways of presenting our content and livening up our pages and posts to make them more interesting for our visitors and we use all sorts of tools and software to help us with developing our pages. We have built up a huge library of graphics and layouts over the years but it is always a challenge to find the right ones and insert them into our pages so we were delighted to find ...Read more
We sometimes get questions from customers who have had a problem with getting a card payment completed on our website or have queries about currency issues – so here are the answers:
Card rejected on our site because of incorrect data
Our system will check that you have entered a valid card number and expiry date and highlight the entry cell if that is a problem. The banking system will also validate the card information against your account, checking that the address ...Read more
We have had a product request in from Ian for left handed steel rulers with inches scale running form right to left
“Well done for getting some left handed rulers. However as an
engineer I want a left handed steel ruler 6″ size and 12″ size. The
ones I use at work are like this (235-7487 or 545-070 from
We used to get a steel left handed ruler from a supplier in Korea but unfortunately they stopped making them ...Read more
After we wrote an article recently on the general effects that can result from forcing a natural left-hander to write right-handed, we were contacted by lots of Members about stuttering in particular and it is clearly something that causes people huge problems throughout their lives and we would like to highlight it further.
You can see from the messages we have included below that, at least for those that contacted us:
Their stuttering was directly connected to being forced to change writing ...Read more
A left handed guillotine is not something we have come across as they are basically made for right -handed use with the blade on the right that has to be opened and closed with the right hand. There is really no way this type of guillotine can be used left handed.
(this post actually applies to all types of left-handed scissors!)
We occasionally have left handed dressmaking scissors returned by customers who say “they do not work” but the problem is usually not with the scissors themselves but is being caused by the way they are used. If you have always used right-handed scissors in your left hand (like the Fiskars ones that do not have the blades reversed) you will have got used to twisting the blades to push them together ...Read more
Natural left-handers should always be left to develop in their own way and be allowed to write left-handed if that is their choice. Forcing them to change hands and write right-handed can have very bad effects in later life as well as being traumatic at the time and ruining their handwriting!
The use of cheques is declining rapidly as cards of all types take over but we do still get a lot of enquiries from people complaining about the difficulty of using a standard cheque book if you are left-handed. The problem is that the binding is normally on the left and it is difficult to hold the cover open and write left-handed at the same time without a lot of contortion. It is even harder to write anything on the ...Read more