BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I've read that King George VI (of that generation) ended up with a stutter because his tutors tried to 'correct' him of being a southpaw.
Didn't the movie, The King's Speech, deal with George's stutter, and how he had to take the throne (which he never wanted) because of Edward's abdication?
Grade1 wrote:I'm left-handed and was never "corrected".
I do a few things right-handed, and they're natural for me. My right eye is dominant, so that may be the reason. I've also heard that lefties' brain hemispheres are often less differentiated than righties' brains and that lefties are often closer to being ambidextrous than righties are. I don't know if any of that is true.
I write with my left hand, although not in the inverted hand position that most lefties use. I've read that hand position when writing is related to handedness vs. the location of the brain's verbal hemisphere (L or R), but again, I don't know if that's true.
My dad, who was born in 1921, was left-handed and he was "corrected". He said that his teachers tied his left hand behind his back to get him to use his right. It worked and he became a righty in almost all things, including writing.
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