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Being ambidextrous ... suortxedibma

By OldER Mycroft ·
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I was just sitting looking at my ever-so-familiar TechRepublic screen, waiting for inspiration, and wondered how many other peers might be ambidextrous?

It's not a common 'ailment', and in fact it CAN have its moments when its proclivity leads to humourous situations. My own circumstance of ambidextrocity (new word made up by me!) has gotten myself out of various and nefarious life situations over the years but I just wondered if any other peers had similar experiences.

From my own personal point of view, when I was ever sitting written exams, I used to find it funny that other students would suddenly drop their pen and massage their writing hand with the other - I would just place the pen in the other hand and continue writing. :)

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Lose the exclamation point

by santeewelding In reply to Being ambidextrous ... su ...

With respect to making up a word.

You have my respect with respect to that. Anybody as old as you are, experienced as you are, and getting along on nerve alone gets a nod from me.

As for ambidextrosity (no "u"?), that is the trivial part of what you are doing.

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I ran a scan through various dictionaries ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Lose the exclamation poin ...

And assumed that if I were to create a new word, it might appear to be better without the "u".

The potential was not treated lightly.

But thanks for the nod.

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It used to get me into a lot of trouble. As a youngster

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Being ambidextrous ... su ...

it took me a long time to learn my left from my right because the teachers always said the right was the hand you used to write with and I usually used my left as I had more elbow room on that side - the aisle side.

however, the biggest trouble was when I set the table for Christmas lunch at my aunt's place. About twenty people and I usually set them all for a left handed setting as that's how I preferred it.

And it's fun in a restaurant when you keep swapping hands to cut food or eat with or drink with. Forks, knives, and glasses moved from side to side at random as I always grabbed with which ever hand was free at the time.

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I be scrawling that

by santeewelding In reply to It used to get me into a ...

With a fat crayon in my right hand. It's a database, of sorts, of important people.

The Scorpion is a 162F, made in Phoenix, AZ, USA, by the way. He caught me on that.

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Why index kit-built helicopters ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to I be scrawling that

When you could just be enjoying life?

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=Scorpion+is+a+162F&meta=&btnG=Google+Search

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I am intrinsically left handed ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to It used to get me into a ...

I prefer to write with my left hand, I use cutlery in the left handed fashion (fork in right hand - in case you don't know what that is), - however I play tennis and badminton in the traditional way with the raquet in the right hand.

Back in the days when I was working in the print game, I used to operate a Mac Illustrator with my left hand, then switch to my right hand, then alternate between the two which confused the **** out of the Mac operators.

I was once thrown out of a Pub for cheating in the Pool Tournament by switching from right handed to left handed (with a right hand twist!).

I think I swim left handed but I can't be sure! :^0

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I'm 'ambimousetrous'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Being ambidextrous ... su ...

I can use a mouse equally well with either hand. I started having a CT problem with my right wrist several years ago. To get some relief I moved the mouse on my primary work computer to the left side. It took about two months to get comfortable with it. Now I split the workload: left hand on my work computer, right hand on others' systems and at home. I can even game equally poorly from either side.

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Me too.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I'm 'ambimousetrous'

My first computer and setup had little space to the right of it's keyboard and monitor. Mouse to the left. Played a lot of Solitaire learning to mouse left-handed. Still working on shooting pool and writing left-handed.

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not ambidextrous

by .Martin. In reply to Being ambidextrous ... su ...

I can just bend my thumbs back at a 90 degree angle. good party trick.

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Of course

by mjd420nova In reply to Being ambidextrous ... su ...

I don't know of any of my fellow techs who arent ambidextrious(sp). Having to do things with either hand becomes neccesary in confined spaces. Servicing many units also requires working with your eyes closed too. Keeping the eyes open wouldn't help anyway if you can't see what you're doing, it only confuses things. Like most, I do my best work in the dark.

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