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Lefty? Righty? Leave it alone?

We are starting to suspect our five 1/2 year old son may actually be a lefty. Do we ask / try to switch him over, or leave it alone? [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jun 2, 2014 - 34 answers

How does a right-handed person teach a lefty how to write (etc)?

How does a right-handed person teach a left-handed person how to write (and do other stuff)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 16, 2014 - 21 answers

Broom Holding and Handedness

The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory claims that the hand placed on top of the broom is the dominant hand and the hand on the bottom is the non-dominant hand. However, my sister and I are both right handed and hold brooms the opposite way. We can't imagine holding it the other way because the dominant hand should go on the bottom to control the broom better. Does anyone have any data on which way a broom is held for people of either handedness? Also, which way are other stick objects like spears and hockey sticks supposedly held?
posted by starfishprime on Oct 25, 2013 - 16 answers

touchtyping for fun and profit

I've tried a number of times to learn to touch type properly - usually about this time of year - but it never 'sticks'. I'm mid 30's, and it's really starting to bug me. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG on Dec 5, 2012 - 26 answers

Is the mouse lobby strong-arming southpaws into switching?

Are there any mice that have a tilt-wheel and some lefty-specific buttons? That's all I need! [more inside]
posted by sub-culture on Dec 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Left-hand-operated bicycle options?

Help me figure out the bicycle options for someone with limited use of their right hand. Long-winded details inside. [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Dec 6, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I make my left hand work better?

Can I make my left-hand 'work' better? I've recently taken up a sport where using my left hand is really important - until now, I've always thought of my left hand as a fairly useless appendage. [more inside]
posted by mattr on May 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Do you remember a magazine for left-handed people?

When I was about 7 (1992ish) my parents got me a subscription to a magazine for left-handed people. The magazine opened backwards and contained stories and features about famous lefties. I tried Googling for it but have no idea what this magazine was or if it still exists. Anyone know anything about it? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on Aug 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Cursed by the wrong cursor

Where, oh where, can I download a right-pointing cursor? I'm left handed (and have set up my mouse accordingly) but it twists me to use the standard-issue northwest-pointing cursor. I have searched Versiontracker to no avail. I'm using Leopard Version 10.5.7, if you care. Yes, yes, I know that there are bigger problems in the world.
posted by BostonTerrier on Jul 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Left Hand of...Photography?

Is there such a thing as a left-handed SLR? My fiancee has limited use of her right hand, but she's rapidly outgrowing her little Canon point and shoot. Ideally, I'd like to get her a (relatively) entry level SLR with left-handed controls. Digital or 35-mm is fine, as I'm open to whatever bizarre eastern European models the hivemind can find. Under $750 would be ideal.
posted by Oktober on Jul 22, 2009 - 24 answers

Should a righty become a lefty again?

Should a left-handed person forced, as a child, to be a right-handed person teach himself to be left-handed as an adult? [more inside]
posted by gwpcasey on Jun 17, 2009 - 16 answers

my son the southpaw

My baby is left-handed. I'm not. What I should be getting or doing for him as he grows? [more inside]
posted by streetdreams on Jun 4, 2009 - 57 answers

Lefthanded or just not getting it?

I have an awful lot of trouble with 'easy open' packaging. I also have trouble with zip lock bags, sealed OTC medicines and just about any other kinds of packaging. My hands work just fine. Is this common for very left handed people? Everything I open looks like a dog did it with teeth.
posted by Pennyblack on Oct 29, 2008 - 19 answers

How can improve my sinister lifestyle?

Any tricks for enhancing a left-handed life? [more inside]
posted by suki on Jul 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Help me get rid of my "trainer's tattoo!"

What are your favorite quick-drying and/or absolutely smudge-proof markers, both for easel paper and whiteboard? Also, techniques to help a lefty avoid smudges wil be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Jul 23, 2008 - 6 answers

my dominant hand is no longer dominant. help!

i was in a very bad car accident this weekend and smashed my dominant hand and my non dominant shoulder. i've been told my dominant hand may not regain full functionality. any tips on getting through the next few weeks/months? any good car accident recovery stories? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Should I be sinister about learning the bass?

As I'm left-handed, should I seek out a left-handed instrument? I want to learn to play the bass guitar. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Apr 9, 2007 - 21 answers

Ambidextrous Mouse?

Any recommendations for a mouse that can be used by a left handed person (primarily) without freaking out a right handed person? [more inside]
posted by suki on Nov 30, 2006 - 12 answers

Trackballs for left-handed?

Trackballs for left-handed? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kchristidis on Feb 8, 2005 - 10 answers

What are your favorite guitar scales and chords? Web resources?

Guitarists: What are some of your favorite scales and chords? How about guitar-related web resources? Finally, are there any other lefty guitarists in Metaland, or am I the only one?
posted by baphomet on Nov 22, 2004 - 24 answers

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