One of [Simpsons writer George] Meyer's sisters says that he was once moved nearly to tears upon spotting a store for left-handed people a business that he felt was doomed, and that later inspired the Leftorium, a struggling enterprise owned by the Simpsons' neighbor Ned Flanders.
Even better is to have no number pad at all. Really, what is that thing for? Do you use it?
What's with the 'Bonking elbows with a righty at the dinner table'? I don't understand this.
theredpen: "Seems like stick shift would be worse than right-handed cupholders."
13. Measuring cups show you the stupid metric side.
The direct association is with cack, another fine Old English term, for excrement or dung. Cachus was Old English for a privy, and both words come from Latin cacare, to defecate.
It almost certainly comes from the very ancient tradition, which has developed among peoples who were mainly right-handed, that one reserved the left hand for cleaning oneself after defecating and used the right hand for all other purposes. At various times this has been known in most cultures. Some consider it rude even to be given something using the left hand. So to be left-handed was to use the cack hand or be cack-handed.
There are similar terms in other languages, such as the French main de merde for somebody awkward or butter-fingered.
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