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Old October 8 2012, 11:39 AM   #106
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

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That's odd, isn't it? That ambidextrous has no simple word for the opposite.

I propose Unichiral for single-handedness. For right handedness, just plain simple "Dextral" (from dexter, Latin for right) and "Sinistral" for left handedness, from the latin Sinister for left.
Single, right and left handed ARE simple words. Ambidextrous is not.
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Old October 8 2012, 01:50 PM   #107
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Nonetheless, I did find sort of amusing the last sentence of this bit from the Wiki entry:
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The word "ambidextrous" is derived from the Latin roots ambi-, meaning "both", and dexter, meaning "right" or favourable. Thus, "ambidextrous" is literally "both right" or "both favourable". The term ambidexter in English was originally used in a legal sense of jurors who accepted bribes from both parties for their verdict.[2]
Fantastic little nugget of knowledge; that's going straight into the memory bank.

Thanks for looking it up.
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Old October 8 2012, 08:38 PM   #108
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I can raise my left eyebrow on its own, but only my left.
Me, too, except I can only raise my right eybrow. Hmmm.
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Old October 9 2012, 12:13 AM   #109
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

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Ti-BOO!-rius wrote: View Post
That's odd, isn't it? That ambidextrous has no simple word for the opposite.

I propose Unichiral for single-handedness. For right handedness, just plain simple "Dextral" (from dexter, Latin for right) and "Sinistral" for left handedness, from the latin Sinister for left.
Single, right and left handed ARE simple words. Ambidextrous is not.
I meant that right-handed is a compound word.
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Old October 9 2012, 05:46 AM   #110
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

I can lift my right eyebrow, just not super high.
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Old October 10 2012, 01:37 PM   #111
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

I'm left-handed and can write with my right hand in an emergency, but that handwriting is even worse than my left-handed writing. However I use my right hand for many other tasks, such as dialling on a phone. I'm the youngest of four children and the only left-hander, so I wonder if I learned to use my right hand for many tasks because that's what I saw my brothers do. I only write with my left hand, and also use just my left hand for crocheting and when using knives, but for the rest I'm comfortable using either hand. As an aside, I'm unable to use left-handed scissors because I've only ever used right-handed ones. It never entered my mother's mind to buy me left-handed kiddie scissors, because when she was a child the priests and nuns literally smacked the left-handedness out of kids, so she didn't even know such scissors existed.
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Old October 10 2012, 01:45 PM   #112
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

Here's a poser for you. Both Him Indoors and his best mate are right handed but when they deal cards, they deal with their left hand.
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Old October 10 2012, 01:58 PM   #113
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

That's odd. Is it some underhand form of cheating?

I wear my wristwatch on my right wrist not my left, despite being right handed, but that's down to when I went into hopsital as a teenager, they had to put a drip in my left arm so I switched it and it felt right so I've work a watch there ever since...

Plus I imagine it would confuse ninjas into thinking I'm left handed...
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Old October 10 2012, 02:35 PM   #114
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

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Here's a poser for you. Both Him Indoors and his best mate are right handed but when they deal cards, they deal with their left hand.
Clearly demons.

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I wear my wristwatch on my right wrist not my left, despite being right handed, but that's down to when I went into hopsital as a teenager, they had to put a drip in my left arm so I switched it and it felt right so I've work a watch there ever since...

Plus I imagine it would confuse ninjas into thinking I'm left handed...
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Old October 10 2012, 02:53 PM   #115
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So that's what that is!
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Old October 11 2012, 09:02 PM   #116
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I cannot lift only one eyebrow. It is very disappointing.
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Old October 11 2012, 10:37 PM   #117
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Re: Can you raise only one eyebrow?

I'm right handed but when I strum guitar (I'm not very good at all) I play with my left with my right fingers on the neck and frets. It's just the way I've practiced and messed around with guitars since I was a child and one of the very few things I ever do left-handed.
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