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How things are left-handed

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7 comments on “How it’s left-handed
  1. Elizabeth Wright says:

    I am proud to be left handed. I sit at the table right handed when it comes to puds the spoon goesIn my left hand. I am a lefty and play badminton. Fools them sometimes. Be proud to be left handed (I am) Elizabeth!

  2. Angie says:

    I’m a leftie and my two sons are left handed. My husband was left handed as well but his parents changed him, he is from Belize and they believe in the old theory that it represents the devil. So we are a complete family of lefties and love it. In reference to the fork issue I personal switch the fork to right hand and cut with right hand.

  3. Lester says:

    Great to here from the club members all is well great to be lefthanded .

  4. gillian says:

    Table forks were introduced to Europe in the 17th century. Before that, knives were used to eat from, as well as for cutting, and spoons used for liquid or soft foods. My guess is that as the majority used knives in their right hand, the other hand was ‘left’ for the fork. Or maybe a left-hander popularised use of the fork in the left hand, as revenge on society, for being punished for using their left hand. 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    How do you know which handedness you really are? I use both. I use to write with my left, but since I lost the vision in my left eye in first grade I had to switch to see what I was writing. As I learned other skills, I was taught them right handed because I wrote with my right hand. I still bat left handed. It just felt wrong to bat right handed. So how do I know which hand?

  6. Carol says:

    No Emmelyn it’s not just you , i do exactly the same. I have to cut with my left ,then eat with fork in my left

  7. Emmelyn says:

    When I read about how most left handers hold a fork and a knife (fork in left hand and kinfe in right) but for me in MOST cases if I have to use a kinfe, then I have my knife in my left, after I cut it then I switch the fork to my left and eat. I just feel strange if I use a fork or a knife in my right. Guess its just me

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