Hilary Powers hilary at powersedit.com
Fri Sep 23 22:26:33 BST 2011

On 9/23/2011 12:35 PM, Howard Brazee wrote:
> On Sep 23, 2011, at 4:14 AM, Katrina Allis wrote:
>> My surefire way of telling my left from right is to go back to
>> piano lessons.  Bass was left hand, treble right.  I had a lot of
>> trouble telling my left from right until then.
> Good idea - I'll try to remember when I work with left-right
> challenged people.

In a car, "my side" and "your side" work pretty well.

I've always had right and left flat backwards, because when I was just 
four and my sister almost ten, she explained with great authority that 
I'd be able to tell them apart as soon as I learned to write, because 
I'd write with my right hand.

Well, no.... I'm very nearly ambidextrous, but for routine writing, it's 
left hand all the way. I taught myself to write right-handed in high 
school - after the damage on innate direction was done - and 
right-handed note-taking served to add amusement to many a dull lecture. 
Calligraph and embroider right-handed - and needle-felt too, which seems 
surprising, as the needles sit in the hand about like pencils.

When I was fighting in the Society for Creative Anachronism, it was a 
delight to enter tournaments with one hand, and switch to the other for 
the melees....

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