Left Handers Club Newsletter – May 2011
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In this issue..
1. At last – a left-handed digital video camera
2. Left-handed Prime Minister and President get together
3. Is It Me? – Lefty quirks and problems
4. Left handed expressions follow up
5. Left Handers Club Mobile App development
6. Left handed acoustic guitars
7. Left handers Block calendars
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One of the things we are most asked about is a left-handed digital video camera and there has never been one, until now. The Samsung Q10 (or HMX-Q10 HD) has been designed so it is equally easy to use in either hand – as Samsung say in their brochure “Even when you're a lefty, It records just right!
It has all the latest features and technology but with a sensible design that makes it usable for us lefthanders. The High Definition camcorder has a x10 optical zoom, comes in a range of colours and with a wide range of accessories
Left handed US President Barack Obama is currently in London visiting Left-handed UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Apart from all the serious business at hand, they found time for a game of table tennis (both left-handed of course) at the Globe Academy in South London.
President Obama also met another fellow left-hander, Prince William, just getting over one of the most high-profile weddings of the year.
There are all sorts fo things that we, as lefthanders, find awkward or difficult in some way and often we are not aware that it is a direct result of our handedness. We have had a lot of emails on this subject recently so we have included a couple of pages we did a while back and want to update with your current comments.
Social kissing seems to be something that causes problems for a lot of left-handers as we naturally move to the other side to right-handers, i.e. The Same Side! which can result in embarrassing kisses on the lips by accident or lots of dodging left and right to get the correct position. We had never really thought of this as a left-handed thing until we stared getting emails about it.
People responding about lefty kissing also mentioned lots of other things they find awkward that, once they started thinking about it, were actually left-handed things. These included
Our article last time about left-handed expressions (most of which have negative connotations!) generated lots of interest and here are some new ones to add to our list:
“Cuddy Wifter” is an old English slang term for Left Handed. LHC newsletter editor Keith was on a golf tour recently and his official tour name (allocated by the other players) was set as Cuddy Wifter so now he is commonly known at the golf club as “Cuddy”. The name was actually started by a man from London's East End who said it was an old Cockney word for lefthander. Here is what we have found out about this term:
If you can throw any more light on the origin or usage of this name, please add a comment.
If you have any more information on any of these sayings or know others from your country, please
We are keen to develop a mobile App for the Left Handers Club and Anything Left Handed so we can let people access all our information and products using their mobile phones as well as on the web. It would include things like:
We have just started looking at this and wondered if there are any experts out there in our left-handed community who could point us in the best direction or even help with developing something. If you can help, please contact Keith using the form on this page.
We stopped selling guitars direct a while ago as they are such a specialist item with a very wide range of products and we felt we could not offer the technical advice people wanted. Instead, we created a page with links to other left-handed guitar vendor in the UK and USA.
During our recent stock take, we found a pallet high up in the racking with 8 left-handed acoustic guitars that we had forgotten were up there. They are in perfect condition in their original boxes and with all accessories so we are offering them to Club members at a £40.00 discount from the original retail price of £97.50 (they actually cost us more than that to buy in the first place).
Whether you are learning guitar or an experienced player, you will find Encore left-handed acoustic guitars offer impressive tone and playing response. A full size steel strung western guitar, featuring ebony finished fingerboard, pearloid fret inlays, decorative sound hole, adjustable truss rod, die cast machines. The set includes:
Click here to go to the product page for more information and images.
We have some stock of our Left-Handers block calendar left and it is getting a bit late in they year now so we are making them available to Club members for only £1.99 (US $ 3.27) instead of the normal £9.99 (US $ 16.40). Just enter code LHCBC in the shopping cart coupon box to get your discount.
Celebrate what it means to be a lefthanders with trivia, facts, quotes, anecdotes, legends and more about left-handers and handedness.
That's all for this month – we will be in touch again soon
Keith & Lauren
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