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#36310 - 07/22/01 04:46 PM Which of you beasts
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... is/are left-handed?


you owe me, caradea


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#36311 - 07/22/01 04:54 PM Re: Which of you beasts
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I'm a leftie beast

you owe me one, too ASp!




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#36312 - 07/23/01 02:01 AM
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#36313 - 07/23/01 10:31 AM Re: Which of you beasts
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I was born right-handed, but keyboarding, playing piano, and juggling have brought me to the point of being ambisinistrous.


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#36314 - 08/01/01 06:11 PM Re: Which of you beasts
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*HEH*, just stumbled across this one.

as promised, i'll reveal (once again) that i'm usually lefthanded. like tsuwm, years of piano and other instruments as well as keyboarding have pretty much made both of my hands equal in most tasks, though.



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#36315 - 08/08/01 10:37 AM Re: Which of you beasts is a southpaw?
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Bin auch Linkshänder...


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#36316 - 08/09/01 03:28 AM Re: Which of you beasts is a southpaw?
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Reminds me of a definition from "The Meaning of Liff" (Douglas Adams & John Lloyd)

The word/place was "southwick", and in the interest of creating general annoyance and avoiding the gutter police, I'm not going to tell you what the definition is.


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#36317 - 08/11/01 05:52 PM Re: Which of you beasts is a southpaw?
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Here's a link to "The Meaning of Liff" with a mile long list of daffy neologisms, some with mildly risible daffynitions, but no "southwick" damn it!

http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~nhughes/dna/stories/liff.html


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#36318 - 08/12/01 03:23 PM Post deleted by musick
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#36319 - 11/17/01 03:53 PM Re: Left , left , left - right- left
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I play piano pretty well, violin up to a intermediate level, African drums a bit well with instructions from a master...

But I cannot catch a ball or, indeed, any projectile.

All that said, I prefer to use my left hand in certain circumstances; my right, in others.

I would much rather use the left hand in the customary way on the fingerboard and let the right hand and arm work out the sensitivity required of bowing.

I thought it might be interesting to add on this thread that my right hand is ever-so-slightly larger than my left.

If a southpaw is a southpaw, doesn't that make the others northpaws?

WW


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#36320 - 02/06/02 02:26 AM Re: Which of you beasts
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The so called "higher" phylla - including that which contains humans - are bilaterally symmetrical.

It is for this reason, plus to stop me tipping over and providing somewhere to stow my watch and wedding ring, that I have a left side. Otherwise it is of no use whatsoever.

PS - this is my first Animal Safari post!!

stales


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#36321 - 02/06/02 11:30 PM Re: Which of you beasts
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The so called "higher" phylla - including that which contains humans - are bilaterally symmetrical.

[useless info]With the exception of the testes, the left of which is lower in the vast majority of cases.[/useless info]


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#36322 - 02/07/02 12:06 AM Re: Which of you beasts
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As monorchids (sp?) know full well, one can even do without one's leftie!

stales


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#36323 - 02/07/02 12:24 AM Re: Which of you beasts
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Ooh, I saw two Aussies in a post off, and thought I might see what was going on. Little did I know.... At least I know why this post is titled beasts .

Hev

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#36324 - 02/07/02 07:53 AM Re: Which of you beasts
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the testes, the left of which is lower in the vast majority of cases

Can you imagine the grant-proposal of the researcher who verified that factoid???


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#36325 - 02/07/02 12:09 PM Re: Which of you beasts
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the testes, the left of which is lower in the vast majority of cases

Can you imagine the grant-proposal of the researcher who verified that factoid???


a taylor would be able to, i think. since mens trousers are cut and fitted in the crotch to accomate-- likewise, the testes tend to hang to one side or the other, especially in fitted clothes. a taylor might ask a gentleman if he dresses to the right? -- for no other reason than to fit the trousers.

and since even infants exhibit a tendence to have one testes lower, i expect it wasn't that hard to verify!


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