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Left-Handed = Wrong-Handed (in Iceland Orvhentur anyway!)

Icelandic Orvhentur left-handedKristín from Iceland got in touch recently and told us that the word for left-handed in Icelandic also means “wrong-handed”.  We are not surprised, as it is common all around the world for language to discriminate against left-handers with words that also mean various bad things such as awkward, clumsy, strange, crooked etc.

What did we do to deserve all that?
See our page on Left-Handed Language for more examples

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