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Handedness comes in two groups, "right handed" and "not right handed." Most people use their right hands for almost all precision movement, but the other group is a broad spectrum from weakly-right to strongly-left.
The way we describe and define handedness creates the effect @CStuartHardwick rightly notices. Culture defines how we talk about it - but the behavior is mostly genetic. The % of righties has remained constant across continents and milennia.
Hand dominance is a more squirrelly thing than most people realize. For example, righties are better at *some* things with their left hand... and *some* of these asymmetries flip in lefties. Take a few minutes on #LeftHandersDay to learn more!
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Jimi Hendrix had a hard time finding left-handed guitars, so he flipped over and restrung standard right-handed Fender Stratocasters.

Here he is playing Sgt Pepper with Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the audience only 3 days after the album was released.

If this story couldn't get any better.

Hendrix threw the guitar out of tune during the song.

He then asks Eric Clapton to come out of the crowd to retune it.

Here is Paul McCartney describing the event.
To bring it full circle, this is Eric Clapton speaking about giving Jimi Hendrix a left-handed Stratocasters the night that he died.

Tragically the gift would never be delivered.
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yes, yes, I know my picture deserved to come first, but you know how humble we left handers are about our accomplishments and what-not
my vital statistics
Bats: L
Throws: L
Kicks: L
Hangs: L
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