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Old 08-20-08, 07:28 AM   #1
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Southpaw Thread

I haven't seen a thread for the brotherhood/sisterhood of the southpaw. So here it is.
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Old 08-20-08, 07:57 AM   #2
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Do we get to carve paddles and hit each other with them like real brotherhoods do?
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Do we get to carve paddles and hit each other with them like real brotherhoods do?
yes, same for the sisterhood.
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I am not a total lefty, but if the paw in Southpaw refers to hand, I am certainly left-handed, and left-eye dominant, too. In a strange twist, however, I kick with my right foot, and what little throwing I can still do is done with the right arm.
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If I had a dollar for everytime I jabbed,stabbed, cut, poked, or busted my knuckles because I don't understand handtools I'd be rich. And how about learning to use sissors as a kid...WTH? God shouldn't allow left handed people. It took me 30 years to figure out I know how "it" should be done, I just can't go about it that way.
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yes, same for the sisterhood.
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Quiz time: Do you know where the term "southpaw" originated?
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I'm not a true south paw either. Left eye dominant, but completely right handed. Throw, write, kick all right handed. Shoot a gun, or a bow, and I do it left handed ('cus of the eye) so....get it from my dad, no doubt, who does everything right handed apart from golf, which he does left handed.
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I'm not sure if I am a true southpaw. I throw and bat lefty, but write, eat (cept for good bbq, which requires two hands) and shoot right-handed. I bowl right handed...but that don't count because I don't bowl and could probably bowl just as crappy with my left.

Maybe I'm not a southpaw, maybe I'm just confused.
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maybe? And the winner of this year's Foo Understatement of the Year Award is Chipcom.
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I'm not a true south paw either. Left eye dominant, but completely right handed. Throw, write, kick all right handed. Shoot a gun, or a bow, and I do it left handed ('cus of the eye) so....get it from my dad, no doubt, who does everything right handed apart from golf, which he does left handed.

I golf and shoot long guns right handed, pistol and bow left handed.
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When I golf, I drive right handed and putt left handed. I'm left eye dominant. I can write more legibly with my right hand, but it's easier to write the correct direction with my left hand (yes, I write backwards with my right hand sometimes, by accident). I can kick a soccer ball equally well with either foot. I'm more powerful with my right hand, but more dexterous with my left.
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When I golf, I curse left handed.
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I'm 100% lefty. You don't know how many times I had hot shell cases hit me and go down my shirt while shooting guns.

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The direction the left handed pitcher faced at the old ball parks.
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I've found the best gauge of what hand is more dominant is in looking at how you clap.

Left over right = Left handed.

Right over left = Right handed.
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I'm 100% lefty. You don't know how many times I had hot shell cases hit me and go down my shirt while shooting guns.
That's why so many police agencies used to use Ithaca Model 37 pumps. They ejected the spent shell out the bottom.
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The direction the left handed pitcher faced at the old ball parks.
Close enough. Ball parks were typically built so that the pitcher's left arm was on the south side of the field. This kept batters from looking into an afternoon sun.
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I've found the best gauge of what hand is more dominant is in looking at how you clap.

Left over right = Left handed.

Right over left = Right handed.
That doesn't seem to work for me. I am righty for everything... writing, shooting, bowling, kicking, personal stuff I won't write about... I even prefer to be on my lady's right side when sitting on a couch to make out, so that my right hand is positioned properly...

I could be the exception that proves the rule!!!
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Close enough. Ball parks were typically built so that the pitcher's left arm was on the south side of the field. This kept batters from looking into an afternoon sun.
I had heard that a long time along but wasn't sure. That is a good piece of baseball history right there.
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^^^^^+1^^^^^ I write kick throw everything else lefty. I can switch hit a softball over the fence either hand I can switch over and make a long gun shot right


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You need to just to shoot a break open single shot then the empty will hit you in the fore head
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