Ye Olde Style Polle

Wiche hande dostow employe? Sinistre or dextre?

Spurred by this post from Pink Dog and the subsequent comment about the proportion of left-handed people in the population at large (11%), and the possible over-representation of left-handers in the Lib Dem support base, I decided to run a poll. Unfortunately, WordPress blogs, or the idiot-proof ready-hosted ones I use, do not allow polls without lots of tedious Mucking About.

But, I sez to meself, Mortimer, I sez, stating whether you’re right- or left-handed is hardly sensitive information is it? Why not have a deeply literal Olde Worlde Polle whereby people – novel idea coming up – just write down their choice and at the end a little man in a toga comes and empties the amphora and counts them all up?

So I invite you, if you are or think you might be a Lib Dem voter/supporter/member, to state your paw of preference in the comments (yes, that includes you, Pink Dog), and we’ll see how it pans out. Of course, if you are worried by the distinct possibility that Jacqui Smith might be scanning my blog for information on cack-handed miscreants so that she can better enact policies against them, you can always anonymise and I won’t breathe a word.



  1. Left!

    Completely hard-core left..none of this ‘I use my left hand for writing but eat or iron with my right hand stuff’.

    I’m left handed and left footed. I don’t drink with my right hand, open a door with my right hand and when I smoked I would have really struggled to smoke with my right hand.

    I can tell you some other lib dem left handers if you like – or leave them to come out on their own!

  2. Right. But I love a woman who is left-handed. Were we to have any children, I don’t know which way they’d turn. Perhaps it all depends on the cider 🙂

  3. Left. But generally for writing only – and I can give you my standard rant about primary school teachers who weren’t prepared to understand such subtleties…

  4. Right.

    Militant lefties (and anyone out-of-the-ordinary) are far more likely to comment, though, in order to remind themselves of how special and different they are.

    You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake! (etc)

  5. LEFT! Obvious really?! But as my dear Dad always says (being an old lefty himself) 10& of the population are left handed………..but 66% of geniuses are left handed. Point made??? But Alix, I am very disappointed, you share my birthday but not my handedness?

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