Left-Handers Club Newsletter - November 2005
Welcome to the November issue of your Left-Handers Newslëtter. Thank you to all of you that sent in new words and phrases for "left-handed" – we love hearing your anecdotes, and are constantly adding new information to the website.
Another explanation for the possible advantage enjoyed by left-handers may have to do with the structure of the brain. The main connection between the two hemispheres of the brain is the corpus callosum, a thick band of tissue which has been found to be larger in left-handed men, which could allow a more rapid thought process. This may also explain why the findings only relate to men. Unfortunately left-handed women were found to earn 4pc less than women who were right-handed.
The Economic Consequences of being Left-handed : Some Sinister Results by Kevin Denny and Vincent O’Sullivan. http://www.ucd.ie/economic/workingpapers/WP04.22.pdf
For more examples of high-achieving left-handers visit our famous left-handers section
If someone in your family is left-handed, you can buy the perfect gift for then from the new range of Left-Handers Gift Sets we have launched this Christmas. To take the guesswork out of gift buying, there are sets for Mum, Dad, Grandma or Grandad, and Junior and Teenage Childrens Sets. Each set contains the most useful and popular left-handed gifts for that age-range, and comes packed in a stylish Left-Handers Gift Box in silver and black.
We have also put all of our low-priced stocking-fillers into a special section of the web site so you can shoose those little extra gifts that make the day special
As always, we will be sending your orders out by first class post or airmail on the working day after they are placed. The last posting dates we have been given by the various postal services we use means that the last dates for placing your order to get pre-Chirstmas delivery are:
The writing skills test for five year olds required by Primary schools in the UK are penalising boys in general and left-handers in particular according to journalist Stevie Deane writing in the Daily Telegraph recently.
To read the article by Stevie Deane on Patrick's experiences in various schools visit
You can find advice in our FAQ pages on helping left-handed children with writing and other skills .
Were you brought up as a right-hander only to discover your natural left-handedness later in life? Did you 'change back' to using your left-hand? If, so what effect did this have on you? Did you find it changed the way your creative mind works? Have you always suspected you might be left-handed but not yet put it to the test? Or was your creative side unlocked after brain surgery or a stroke?
Televisionary is an independent TV production company based in the South West of England, developing a documentary proposal about 'sudden artistic output' which can be triggered by reverting back to natural left-handedness and also as a consequence of strokes. If this applies to you or someone you know, we would love to hear your story. Please contact Anna Fox in confidence and without obligation by emailing email@example.com
Best wishes to you all and we will be in touch again soon with more news
Keith and Lauren Milsom