Thoughts on Left-handedness

“Sinister” and “gauche” in the past one was branded

Merely because of being left-handed.

Ignorance was the source

Of this nonsense, of course.

And still rears its ugly head, to be candid.

WILKES-BARRE, PA - AUGUST 2, 2018: A woman holds a "We Are Q" sign while in line to attend the "Make America Great Again" rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. "Q" stands for QAnon, a conspiracy group.

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  • Of course, I must try to come up with a left-handed compliment. So--- This is a good poem, for a left-hander.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    If I need to give what some people call a left-handed compliment, I use the term backhanded compliment. Maybe I'm giving it away now, but generally, no one has ever corrected me on it.

  • Both appear to come from Latin or French for "left." The other connotations came later.

  • In reply to jack:

    Gauche is still the correct (!) French word for left. Too bad that quip "I resemble that remark" didn't translate effectively even in my most recent class, a few years back.

  • When my grandfather first met me and watched me for a while, I'm told that he said to my parents "We don't have any left-handers in our family." I've always been grateful that my parents replied "Yes we do, and here she is." Thank you a super post, and hooray for our side!

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