Left Handers Club Newsletter – June 2013

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1. Things Right Handers Do that annoy us!

This idea came in from Barbara after reading our list of things left-handers do differently. She thought it would be a good idea to look at this from the other side and produce a list of things right-handers do that annoy us left-handers. Barbara wanted to start of the list with “putting the clues for crossword puzzles on the left of the diagram” and we have put that first on our new page.

We have added a few more that come to mind to us and would love to have your suggestions as we think this could be quite a long list! Use this link to see the list and add you own ideas as comments.

Left handed crosswordTalking about crosswords reminded us of a special Left Handed Crossword we created a while ago and which most of you probably have not seen. It has the clues on the right and also has the answers going from right to left in the grid. We have added it as a page on the web site now and you can use this link to give it a try. We would also be very interested to know how any right-handers you know get on with it – add your thoughts as comments on the Crossword page.

2. New Left Handed Children’s Sets

We have created two new children’s sets and there are Boy and Girl versions of each with appropriate colour items. We have also set these up so you can choose to have the rulers with just Centimeters / Millimeters or with scales on each side showing inches and CM.

All of our sets give you at least 15% discount on ordering the items individually and if you but two or more sets you get an extra 10% of all of them. We have also put together a table showing what is in all of our children’s sets so you can choose the perfect one – use this link:

Choosing the best product set for your left handed child.

And you can See our full range of Left Handed Essentials Sets here – scissors, kitchen, knives, pens

Children's Stationery Set

Combination Set 1 – Boys

A selection of left-handed items including notepads and bookmark and with the scissors, sharpener and ruler in Blue

Use this link for full information

Children's Stationery Set

Combination Set 1 – Girls

A selection of left-handed items including notepads and bookmark and with the scissors, sharpener and ruler in Pink

Use this link for full information

Children's Stationery Set

Combination Set 2 – Boys

A selection of left-handed items including notepads and bookmark plus geometry set and cartridge pen for older children and with the scissors, sharpener and ruler in Blue

Use this link for full information

Children's Stationery Set

Combination Set 2 – Girls

A selection of left-handed items including notepads and bookmark plus geometry set and cartridge pen for older children and with the scissors, sharpener and ruler in Pink

Use this link for full information

See our full range of Children’s Sets here

3. Bits and Pieces

A few quick links to things we have found interesting over the past month:

  • The National Left-Handed Amateur Golf Championship will be held this year in Atlantic City, New Jersey, June 16th through June 20th. Entry information can be obtained from the web site…NALG.org, Sincerely, “Lefty” Ron Schipansky.
  • The Race ebookAn inspirational story for left-handed children was published recently as a Kindle ebook by author Janet Nicholson. – The Race tells the story of Vicky, a visit from her Gran and how she overcomes some of the challenges she faces as a left-hander. Use this link to find out more and order the ebook.
  • Jim wrote to us about his left-handed daughter Sierra and her determination to play shortstop in the Softball league – a position not normally encouraged for left-handers.
    She never quit trying even though she was told many times that Lefty can’t play shortstop and she has now had success playing shortstop for 9 years on different teams and different leagues. Just goes to show if you are a lefty and you put your mind to it you can do anything a righty can do. Use this link to see the local paper article about Sierra.
4. Support the Left Handers Club – It doesn’t cost anything!

Help the Left Handers ClubThere is a way you can help us financially at ZERO COST TO YOU – if you are looking for products online, just use one of our shopping links to get to the site you want and when you order something we will be paid a small commission. This will not affect the price you pay and will not cost you anything but it will help us keep things going.

You don’t have to order straight away – once you have followed one of our links you will be remembered for a while and it will still work when you purchase later, so click all the links for sites you like to shop from or BOOKMARK our shopping index page so you can use it when you are ready to shop online.

Visit our page of shopping links that support the Left Handers Club

5. Is it Me! – more quirky things us lefthanders do

Latest visitor comments on our page about unusual things left-handers do:

  • I studied British Sign Language in 2009 and while practicing with the rest of the class I managed to confuse all of my right handed partners by using my left hand (I was the only left handed person in the class). Turns out left handers and right handers have great difficulty communicating in sign language!Helen, Lancashire, UK
  • When reading the newspaper, or a magazine, I often start at the back and go to the front. I don’t know if is because I’m left-handed or not. It just feels more normal to do it that way!Teri
  • My right-handed wife of 33 years (as of last week) is always telling me that I serve food on the plate the wrong way round.Bob HWe had never thought about this – does anyone else have any thoughts on this?
  • I wondered why electric weed trimmers always splattered me with green particles until I switched hands and discovered when held in the right hand the clippings were distributed away from me and not at me. It does not look like like they are designed for right handed people but they most definitely are.John, Canada
  • To this day, my shoelaces always come untied (a knot tied in the right-handed way works with the twist of the lace to keep it from unknotting). No wonder I have always preferred loafers!PaulKeith says – That happens to me as well and I never considered it as a left-handed think! Does anyone else have this problem?
  • Try throwing a frisbee with your left hand. It will never go straight!Keith – Another new one on me. I have always thrown a frisbee right-handed and never thought why, maybe I just learned at an early age that it didn’t work. Does anyone know more about this?
  • A few people mentioned putting clothes on hangars the “wrong” way so if you share a wardrobe with a rightie or in a store things end up mixed in different directions.Keith – I always do them so they are facing to the left in the wardrobe.

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