Author/editor's note: I've received an e-mail today from Anything Left-Handed containing correct information for the Left-Handers Day celebration. I'm advised that the correct website for Left-Handers Day information is:
Have a great day, readers!
Here we are approaching the middle of August, and you didn't think there was anything to celebrate, did you? Well, then, you've forgotten Left-Handers Day!
(That's OK. When I looked at my records to link this little celebration to my other posts, I discovered that I'd neglected it last year, too. But I've written about it another time, and here's the other link.)
This year's advance e-mail from one of my favorite newsletters, Anything Left-Handed (www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk), uses left-handers with a hyphen this year -- enough to make Serious, left-handed grammar folk like me very happy. Here's another link, this time to their site for Left-Handers Day. (See correction above.)
Perhaps being left-handed has gotten me accustomed to enjoying small victories. For example, if you're right-handed, have you ever had any of the following thoughts?
I got the scissors to work.
Hey somebody, remind me that when I meet this person, I need to put my right hand out first.
Let's sit so that our elbows don't bump while we're eating.
If you recognize any of those, right-handers, I'd bet that you have a left-hander in your family or close friends. After all, we're in all sorts of places.
So stand up for your, er, rights (sorry), fellow left-handers, and go in the correct direction today. After all, correct is not always right!
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