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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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    Do we get to carve paddles and hit each other with them like real brotherhoods do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bastarling View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    yes, same for the sisterhood.
    spank me!
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    Quiz time: Do you know where the term "southpaw" originated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker View Post
    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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    Raises left hand and writes his name, but nobody can read it.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TitaniuMerlin View Post
    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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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    maybe? And the winner of this year's Foo Understatement of the Year Award is Chipcom.
    Don't you have some beans to put on the grill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
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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.
    Last edited by hos13; 08-20-08 at 10:03 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker View Post
    Quiz time: Do you know where the term "southpaw" originated?
    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.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Raises left hand and writes his name, but nobody can read it.
    ^^^^^+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


    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
    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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