Archive for the ‘Famous Lefties’ Category

This.
May 28, 2011

Courtesy of: The Left Handers Club.

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Left-handed Prime Minister and President get together.

Left handed US President Barack Obama is currently in London visiting Left-handed UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Apart from all the serious business at hand, they found time for a game of table tennis (both left-handed of course) at the Globe Academy in South London.

President Obama also met another fellow left-hander, Prince William, just getting over one of the most high-profile weddings of the year.

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The Next President? A Lefty.
September 26, 2008

This is probably the only political post I’ll ever make, but I did a double take while watching the Presidential debate tonight to see that both Barack Obama and John McCain are LEFTIES!

Since only about 7 to 10 percent of the population are lefties to start with, and me proudly being one of them (hey — I can’t snap my fingers or curl my tongue, but I’m a lefty!) I found this very interesting fact to be, well, very interesting.

Supposedly, although others argue the veracity of this theory, left-handed people live out of their “right minds”, or, the creative side of the brain, in comparison to righties living out of their left brain, or, the analytical, logical mind.  

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right-brained [rahyt-breynd] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. having the right brain dominant, therefore being more adept at spatial and nonverbal concepts and being more creative and emotional than logical and analytical.
2. of or pertaining to a person whose right brain is dominant.

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left-brained [leftbreynd] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. having the left brain dominant, therefore being more adept at logic, calculation, language, andother thought processes or skills usually associated with the left brain.
2. of or pertaining to a person whose left brain is dominant.

Although, I do have to say, where writers are concerned — if righties are good with language, and lefties with creativity — it almost sounds like half a dozen of one, six of another.

What’s so interesting to me about being a lefty, is that scientists still aren’t sure why lefties are lefties. According to scientific theory, I could have had a right-handed twin who was absorbed into the womb (my favorite one) or too much testosterone in-utero.

So what if I can’t whistle. I’m a lefty like the President.