What hand do you write with?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by eric55lv, Jan 7, 2008.

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What hand do you write with?

Poll closed Apr 16, 2008.
  1. Left

    18 vote(s)
    32.1%
  2. Right

    38 vote(s)
    67.9%
  1. eric55lv Guest

    eric55lv

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    #1
    Im left handed ther are not many people that are left handed
     
  2. adrake86 macrumors regular

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    and they made fun of me for starting the 'how old are you thread?'
     
  3. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    I voted "right" but I can write with my left. I'm not as adept with it....I'm naturally right handed, but my dad is left handed. Ergo, most of the stuff growing up was set up for left handed people. I actually still use the mouse with my left hand--I can use it with my right, but it doesn't feel natural. My left hand cramps up much faster when writing, because I'm not used to it, and it's rather poor quality, but it's legible. I sometimes take notes in boring classes with my left hand, until it cramps up.

    I've never understood...why is it that you basically move your dominant hand up and down, and the hand that's supposed to be less dominant, you have to fret all these crazy chords with, when playing guitar? Seems to me, the intricate part is the fretting, so you'd have your dominant hand do that....but no, it's got to be the other way around!
     
  4. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    I'm right handed. My three year old daughter seems to be able to write/scribble with both hands. As of now she may be 60% right and 40% left preference. I'm considering to "encourage" her to use her right because we live in a right handed world for the most part. However I'm reluctant because I'm curious what path she'll take. :)
     
  5. JesLam07 macrumors regular

    JesLam07

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    #5
    I'm right handed. In my family only my Mom and Brother are left handed. It's so weird how left handed people write. I'll stick with my right handedness. :D
     
  6. da2005pizimp macrumors 6502

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  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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  8. apsterling macrumors 6502a

    apsterling

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  9. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    I'm a lefty but do pretty much everything else except write with my
    right.
     
  10. wordmunger macrumors 603

    wordmunger

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    I'm a left-writer but a right-mouser. I even trackpad with the right hand.
     
  11. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Lefty for writing, but righty for pretty much everything else.
     
  12. adrake86 macrumors regular

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  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    I've been practicing using my left hand a lot, and as a result, i can write pretty legibly with my left hand, although I still prefer the right.
     
  14. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I actually had a funny experience today.
    I am taking a course on quantitative research methods and the instructor asked up to raise our hands to show who was left handed to "prove" statistics are based on real world. So its supposed to be 1 in 10 people is lefty well in my class of 18 there were 11 lefties. :D . guess stats does not apply to real life.

    I am a lefty too.
     
  15. David G. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised with the high percentage of lefties here. With that being said, I'm right handed.
     
  16. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

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    I'm right handed.

    Not that it really matters, my handwriting is crap with either hand :D
     
  17. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    You don't know how rough things are for we lefties. Nothing but oppression for it in this day and age. :rolleyes:


    I'm semi-ambidextrous; I write with my left hand, but different hands are used for different activities. I use a mouse with my right, I dribble a basketball with my right, I play golf with my left, I pick things up with my left most of the time, etc. I can't write that well with my right hand, but I could definitely work on it to become fully ambidextrous.
     
  18. match311 macrumors member

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    #18
    ditto
     
  19. TheBusDriver macrumors 6502

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    I do everything left handed (left footed) except mouse and play guitar...
     
  20. tracetritt macrumors member

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    #20
    im a lefty...you know lefties are the only ones in their right minds..:rolleyes:
     
  21. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I've been trying my hand at the Pricasso method.
     
  22. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #22
    I'm a righty. ...And my handwriting is actually quite good. :D

    My mom is left-handed, and theory has it that my grandfather was supposed to be left-handed, but was forced to write with his right hand from such a young age that no one knows for sure. Although, it looks like my mom maybe the last in the family.
     
  23. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I think it's stupid when parents force their left handed children to write with their left. I don't understand why.
     
  24. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

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    #24
    Wow, many more left-handers (11 out of 27 so far) on Macrumors than in the general population (where only about 5% are left handed). Or, is it just that left-handers are more likely to vote? :confused:

    By the way, I am left handed.
     
  25. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Beacause they're left handed maybe? ;)
     

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