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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:51 AM
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25. That happened to my sister in the '60's.
she had a demonic english teacher, in elementary school, that would scold her for writing with her left hand. And would repeatedly put the pencil in her right hand.

That lasted all of a week, until one day my sister came home from school crying. She told my Mom what happened. My Mom, never the shy one, marched up to the school and confronted the teacher And said, (this is a classic quote from my Mom), "Listen, Mrs. So and So, don't you ever tell my child which hand she can write with, as long as she can write checks, who gives a damn which hand she uses!" Needless to say, the halfwit teacher never said another thing to my sister. :)
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  -I am left-handed. Teachers used to get on my ass about my handwriting. raccoon  Dec-08-11 08:03 AM   #0 
  - Years ago they used to try to "correct" left handed  HockeyMom   Dec-08-11 08:10 AM   #1 
  - Evidently I went to school years ago, and I did. n/t  elocs   Dec-08-11 08:12 AM   #3 
  - I am a "corrected" lefty. I went to Our Lady of the Most Vicious Blood.  msanthrope   Dec-08-11 08:41 AM   #21 
  - I liked antagonizing the nuns  HockeyMom   Dec-08-11 09:33 AM   #34 
  - I went to that school too!  TuxedoKat   Dec-09-11 08:06 AM   #53 
  - Me too!  Quezacoatl   Dec-09-11 09:12 AM   #59 
  - They tried to do that to my aunt in the 1940's  lbrtbell   Dec-08-11 09:27 AM   #31 
  - My grandmother did something similar.  Gormy Cuss   Dec-08-11 09:51 AM   #40 
  - My teacher grandmother DID 'correct' my left-handedness.  SammyWinstonJack   Dec-08-11 09:36 AM   #35 
     - I am the same way  HockeyMom   Dec-08-11 09:53 AM   #41 
        - Maybe a mix of inherited and something else?  Foolacious   Dec-09-11 08:21 AM   #55 
  - When I was in grade school they tried to switch lefties to use their right hand.  elocs   Dec-08-11 08:11 AM   #2 
  - do you know when they stopepd doing that? they did that to my mom in the 50s. that was long gone by  dionysus   Dec-08-11 08:16 AM   #9 
     - Don't know. I was in grade school in the late 50s, early 60s.  elocs   Dec-08-11 08:21 AM   #11 
     - It became acceptable in the 60s  izquierdista   Dec-08-11 08:24 AM   #14 
     - according to my lefty DH, Catholic school nuns in the 70s tried to get him to switch  eShirl   Dec-09-11 07:58 AM   #50 
  - My teacher kept handing out left handed pencils  The Straight Story   Dec-08-11 08:12 AM   #4 
  - You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Making fun of a group of people who have a  raccoon   Dec-08-11 08:21 AM   #12 
     - as a lefty, it worked well for me. then again, i'm pretty much ambidextrous  dionysus   Dec-08-11 08:28 AM   #15 
     - Yup, my only right-handed skill is using a scissors.  kiva   Dec-08-11 08:55 AM   #27 
     - LOL about left-handed mousing  lbrtbell   Dec-08-11 09:29 AM   #32 
        - No, it's usually a 'hey, can I check X for a second?'  kiva   Dec-09-11 01:57 AM   #47 
     - I am Left handed.  RC   Dec-08-11 08:56 AM   #29 
  - Yep, same here.  yesphan   Dec-08-11 08:13 AM   #5 
  - in the old days they forced everyone to write right handed. i would have been screwed. yes, finding  dionysus   Dec-08-11 08:15 AM   #7 
  - Nowadays I just turn them around so the spiral is on the right side and start writing at the back.nt  raccoon   Dec-08-11 09:38 AM   #36 
  - try goin to school in the 50's. my mom was left handed. they did not let you be left handed. they  dionysus   Dec-08-11 08:14 AM   #6 
  - ditto..  ewagner   Dec-08-11 08:19 AM   #10 
  - Being left-handed in a right-handed world can be tricky  BanzaiBonnie   Dec-08-11 08:15 AM   #8 
  - My grandmother had her left hand tied behind her back to force her to write right.  Swede   Dec-08-11 08:22 AM   #13 
  - It is still done.  mstinamotorcity   Dec-08-11 08:35 AM   #16 
  - Yep, leftie born in the 60's here ...  Myrina   Dec-08-11 08:37 AM   #17 
  - As a lefty myself, let me just say  VWolf   Dec-08-11 08:38 AM   #18 
  - Born in 1973  JustAnotherGen   Dec-08-11 08:38 AM   #19 
  - I got the same treatment.  CanonRay   Dec-08-11 08:39 AM   #20 
  - I started my first year of kindergarten in 78 (?) My mom was the only other left handed person I  ejpoeta   Dec-08-11 08:46 AM   #22 
  - My wife writes left handed..  trumad   Dec-08-11 08:47 AM   #23 
  - I am too, I consistently got C's in penmanship. Isn't it fun to  shraby   Dec-08-11 08:48 AM   #24 
  - That happened to my sister in the '60's.  Javaman   Dec-08-11 08:51 AM   #25 
  - Penmanship *always* kept me off the honor roll  Aerows   Dec-08-11 08:54 AM   #26 
  - Grades K-2, mid 1950's, my teachers constantly took..  PoiBoy   Dec-08-11 08:55 AM   #28 
  - I started grammar school in 1950. They accommodated my  MineralMan   Dec-08-11 09:11 AM   #30 
  - Back-handing and extreme tilts to paper are adaptations  HereSince1628   Dec-08-11 10:20 AM   #44 
  - I didn't get to go to recess in 1st & most of 2nd grade  alc   Dec-08-11 09:31 AM   #33 
  - I went to elementary school in the early 80s and had similar issues  Godhumor   Dec-08-11 09:43 AM   #37 
  - My mother was a lefty & had beautiful handwriting.  CrispyQ   Dec-08-11 09:47 AM   #38 
  - In seventh grade the Sister sent me to 3rd grade  Kingofalldems   Dec-08-11 09:49 AM   #39 
  - I re-claimed my left hand a few years ago.  no_hypocrisy   Dec-08-11 10:00 AM   #42 
  - Teachers probably knew from experience that lefties were difficult students  HereSince1628   Dec-08-11 10:10 AM   #43 
  - Being left handed is a boon for bookkeepers/accountants...use left hand to wright right hand on  angstlessk   Dec-08-11 04:20 PM   #45 
  - In Germany we used to use fountain pens in elementary school  Blaukraut   Dec-08-11 05:16 PM   #46 
  - They tried it with me too in Austria. My mother put a stop to it.  hobbit709   Dec-09-11 05:26 AM   #48 
  - I can't believe they used to think left-handedness was a disorder that need to be "corrected".  Odin2005   Dec-09-11 07:44 AM   #49 
  - My great-aunt had her left hand tied behind her back when she was  polly7   Dec-09-11 08:02 AM   #51 
  - Everyone is born right handed....  aka-chmeee   Dec-09-11 08:05 AM   #52 
  - You wouldn't be today but you sure were then as I remember the grief the Lefties had  madokie   Dec-09-11 08:09 AM   #54 
  - raccoon  Diclotican   Dec-09-11 08:38 AM   #56 
  - My brother was left handed and the nuns tried to  mohinoaklawnillinois   Dec-09-11 08:52 AM   #57 
  - Agreed, I was forced to write right handed and my handwriting sucks  Motown_Johnny   Dec-09-11 09:01 AM   #58 
  - I write, eat, and shoot pool left handed  loyalsister   Dec-09-11 09:15 AM   #60 

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