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Interesting! My son uses both hands, so some fit his scenario and some don't. All the writing ones do as he uses his left hand for fine motor skills (including the epee in fencing), but his right hand for gross motor skills. That is, if he ever makes the big leagues, he'll bat and throw right and sign autographs left! :-D
I am somewhat ambidextrous myself. I write and throw a baseball with my left hand, but that's really about the only thing I do with my left hand. I use a fork, brush my teeth, and comb my hair with my right hand.
Interesting. About the only thing I do preferably with the left side is chew. I definitely prefer to chew on the left side of my mouth. Sounds odd, but I realized it during an anthropology class in which we were assessing ourselves our freshman year, as there is a percentage of the population that is not entirely right or left in dominance. Why do everything right except chew? I don't know! :-D
I have always been curious to research how much of being ambidextrous is cultural. I found when I was living in England that people there were much more ambidextrous as a culture. They use their fork with the left hand, and shift gears in the car with their left hand (because the driver's side is on the right not the left). You could always tell an American a mile a way because unless they were actually left handed, they couldn't do anything with their left hand.
Oh, no doubt that culture will play a role, as certain activities may be set up differently (such as driving).
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