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Post time 2009-11-24 17:37:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by manoj10 at 2009-11-24 17:31





Glad you know how I would have felt Exergy

They think left handedness is a sign of unhealthiness and dirtiness

Luckily I grow up with modern standards :)



Its not just India though.  The whole world discriminates against us.
In English, French, and Spanish and Italian the word Sinister means evil while dexterity means good with your hands.  This is all fine and good but Sinister means left and dexter means right is the original meaning.

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Post time 2009-11-24 17:38:48 |Display all floors

Dexter is a name

sinister is an adjective

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Post time 2009-11-24 17:40:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Exergy at 2009-11-24 17:37



Its not just India though.  The whole world discriminates against us.
In English, French, and Spanish and Italian the word Sinister means evil while dexterity means good with your hands.  Th ...



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Post time 2009-11-24 17:41:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lebeast at 2009-11-24 17:38
sinister is an adjective




Guess what, Toto would come up with a better explanation for this habits

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Post time 2009-11-26 03:34:13 |Display all floors

Percentages

Originally posted by Exergy at 2009-11-24 17:13



certainly being right or left handed has less to do with your overall intelligence and wealth than factors such asschooling, family, and work history but they are still factors.  
But with l ...

What percentage of the population are left-handed?
For years, it has been widely accepted that 1 in 10 people are left-handed. However, research studies of a reasonable size to back up this figure are very hard to find. Recently, small studies (usually among children) have come up with figures of between 12% and 15% of the population and it has been argued that perhaps this increase is due to social acceptability of left-handedness which has never before been the case.

The most recent study, by Prof. Chris McManus who has conducted widespread research into the genetic causes of handedness, has concluded that 13% of the population are currently left-handed.

It is widely believed that there are slightly more left-handed boys with normally about 5 left-handed boys for every 4 left-handed girls. A study by Nigel Sadler of 3,000 schoolchildren in Waltham Forest, London recorded an even higher percentage of boys (11.6%) than girls (8.6%). Some research has linked left-handedness to the level of testosterone present in the womb before birth, which may explain the imbalance. Another suggestion (that girls tend to be more receptive to social mores and eager to conform, so may change to the hand of their peers) seems very unlikely, as we now know that handedness is not a matter of choice, but part of our physiological makeup.

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Post time 2009-11-26 04:01:07 |Display all floors

a deadly lefty you should've known...

chopstiks on my right, tennis racket on my left...and what else would you like to know  

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Post time 2009-12-6 11:38:59 |Display all floors

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