Today (August 13) is Left-Handers’ Day. To celebrate, I’m going to give you lots of information about being left-handed.
To start with, here are a few facts about Left-Handers:
1. How Many Of Us Are There?
Around 10 percent of the world is left-handed. Men are more likely to be left-handed than women.
Historically, left-handed people were considered inferior. Teachers tried to force left-handed students to write with their right-handed.
3. Back-Handed Compliment
We say back-handed compliment to mean an insult disguised as a comment. It used to be called a “left-handed” compliment.
— Sarah (@ScouseGirlMedia) August 13, 2016
1. President Barack Obama
Yes. Our awesome president is left-handed.
2. Leonardo DaVinci
The famous artist behind The Mona Lisa and many more paintings and inventions was a southpaw.
3. Tom Cruise
The actor known for Mission Impossible and for being a Scientologist is a lefty.
4. David Bowie
The late musician was left handed as well.
5. Neil Armstrong
The astronaut who walked on the Moon was also a southpaw.
— Payelmc? (@Payelmc) August 13, 2016
Here are some things that we lefties can relate to:
1. Trying To Find The One Pair Of Leftie Scissors.
In school, you could never find the left scissors. If your class had a pair, they usually sucked.
2. If You Write In Ink, Your Hand Will Be Covered In It.
It happens with any kind of writing utensil. Pencils. Pens. Markers. Dry Erase Markers. I can’t write anything without getting ink on my hand.
3. Elbowing People In Restaurants When You Are Trying To Eat
If you have to sit next to a right-handed person in a restaurant, you will likely elbow each other at some point.
4. Tethered Pens
The pens with chains on them at the bank are not placed well for lefties. Also, the stylus on the credit card machines is a pain.
5. Measuring cups
If you hold a measuring cup in your left hand, it will be on the metric side. It can make measuring things very difficult.
6. These desks
We all remember these desks from school. You had to sit diagonally to be able to take notes.
— El Hermano (@ElHermanoAmigo) March 6, 2015
7. Coffee Mugs
The message on your coffee mug is always backwards or upside down. They are all printed for right-handed people.
Here is a video demonstrating some of our problems.
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) August 13, 2016
We are the minority, but we are all pretty awesome!