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For another thing, universities or other schools that *do* for ... just say "Stop your bawling - we ORDER lefty desks!"

If we're talking about those chairs with a sort of widened arm to write on, I'm amazed they're still around. ... if you got one the "right" way round, they were still much more uncomfortable than a proper desk or table.

For a right-hander to wind up with a lefty is not as bad as for a left-hander to wind up with a righty, don't you agree?
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At least one study (I'll look up the citation next ... or poorly handwritten would get a B+ if handwritten well.)

I don't doubt it. If you are struggling to read something (particularly something like an essay, where the marking is ... a certain prejudice against a type of "girlie" handwriting with hearts over the i's accompanied by decorations and/or irrelevant pictures.

That would explain the poorly-handwritten one, but what about the typed paper?
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On the other hand, I admit to a certain prejudice against a type of "girlie" handwriting with hearts over the i's accompanied by decorations and/or irrelevant pictures.

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If we're talking about those chairs with a sort of ... still much more uncomfortable than a proper desk or table.

For a right-hander to wind up with a lefty is not as bad as for a left-hander to wind up with a righty, don't you agree?

I can't say it was a real problem; just annoying. What I really hated was that style of chair.

Rob Bannister
I don't doubt it. If you are struggling to read ... hearts over the i's accompanied by decorations and/or irrelevant pictures.

That would explain the poorly-handwritten one, but what about the typed paper?

I misread that part somehow. It seems very strange. Perhaps the markers were old men with an antipathy to modern innovations like typewriters.

Rob Bannister
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On the other hand, I admit to a certain prejudice ... hearts over the i's accompanied by decorations and/or irrelevant pictures.

Have a butcher's at http://www.voynich.nu / and let us know what you think..r

Oh, I'd find it hard to give the writer an A.

Rob Bannister
I did. As a left-handed teenager with large fast highly illegible handwriting, which even I found difficulty reading after I'd ... discovered later that it was quite like the small tidy legible script of some other left-handers who wrote very legibly.

I too changed my writing when I was a teenager, or a little before. People complained that I wrote too slowly, never finished exams etc, ao I droped the joined-up handwriting i had been taught and began to print letters.

Later I discovered a proposed English alphabet, which Bernard Shaw had left money in his will to develop. I tried that, and found my writing in that was far more legible (to me) than my ordinary writing. It never caught on, though, so no one else can read it, and so the only thing I've continued to use it for is my personal diary.

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People like Gloria Allred will pop up whenever a fat ... for anything, I'd expect that person to be laughed at.

Lefties have sued (and have won) several lawsuits over lefty-hostile machinery and/or procedures. Two of the big suits fought and won, about 20 or 30 years ago, involved a Midwestern supermarket chain (Jewel Foods) and the US Postal System.

Americans sue at the drop of a hat, often winning for the silliest of reasons. That American lefties frequently sue, whiners over their alleged reverseitude that many lefties are (Hi, Coop!), is no surprise. The Japanese sue only as a last resort; that is how it should be.

Charles Riggs
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That left-handed people type with their right hand presumably as ... in the head, not that I necessarily support that view.

My son can barely write with either hand, but he can type far faster than I can. Writing demands fine motor control; typing doesn't.

If typing is so simple and natural, why did my high school feature a course in typing but no course in handwriting?

Charles Riggs
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