Happy Left-Handers Day!

Left Handers  Day -- Speedy Reg
Left Handers Day — Speedy Reg

If you’re right handed, you’ll never truly know the trauma of being left-handed. It can be just so troublesome when the world is set up for right handed people. You may struggle to use scissors, your ink smudges when you write and using a can opener can be nigh on impossible. Then there are the awkward moments when you go to hug someone or kiss them on the cheek, but you both go the same way and you end up bumping noses in the middle. But it’s not some sort of illness or condition so you don’t get any sympathy from anyone other than perhaps your fellow lefties. So you struggle along without complaint, in a world that’s just not quite right for you, or should that be left for you?

But you do have one consolation…

Only around 13% of people are left-handed. So that makes you pretty special. So special in fact that you have your own day – Left Handers Day, celebrated every year on August 13th. It’s a day to embrace your left-handedness, it’s also the perfect time to tell everyone just how annoying it can be to be a left-hander and share your leftie pride or woes on social media.

Did you know

  • Evidence from cave paintings indicates that during the Stone Age, most people were actually left-handed.
  • If you are left-handed, you are more likely to have left-handed children.
  • Left-handers usually reach puberty a few months later than right-handed people.
  • Are lefties more brainy? 4 out of 5 developers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed, and 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed.
  • Most lefties find line dancing really tricky.
  • Many American presidents have been left-handed including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W Bush and Ronald Reagan.
  • Left-handers are better at seeing underwater than right-handers.

Left Handed Number Plates

Of course, all our personalised number plates work just as well if you’re left-handed or right-handed but if you’d like to celebrate your handedness on your latest set of plates then how about one of our LH plates? Take your pick from 102 LH, 444 LH, 555 LH, 700 LH or 777 LH. Right-handers needn’t miss out either as we’ve also got lots of RH plates available. Choose from 6 RH, RH 30, 775 RH or 5544 RH. If you’re a two car household and only one of you is a leftie, you could have one of each. Just make sure you park them the right (left!) way round!


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