Have Their Day!
beware! Things will be taking a sinister turn on 13th August 2003,
as left-handers mark the 11th annual Left-Handers Day celebrations
by declaring their homes and offices "Lefty Zones" where
right-hand dominance, for once, will be banned. The 28,000 members
of The Left-Handers Club, and the thousands of visitors to the www.left-handersday.com
website will be celebrating their sinistrality by turning the tables
on right-handers, who will experience how awkward and frustrating
it can be living in a "back-to-front-world".
by the International Left-Handers Club, the purpose of Left-Handers
Day is to create awareness among the right-handed majority, in a
light-hearted way, of the problems right-biased design of everything
from scissors to sinks, chequebooks to computer mice, or musical
instruments to microwaves can have on the 13% of the population
who do not use their right hand for tasks. Visitors to the website
www.left-handersday.com can win prizes playing a host of games and
activities online, including Celebrity Treasure Hunt, and the Sinister
Quiz, that will not only reveal the fascinating background of this
once forbidden trait, but also highlight the strengths and attributes
left-handers bring to society today. They can read greetings from
famous lefties, join the lefties chatroom and discover what jobs
and hobbies left-handers prefer, with the results of the Left-Handers
Club year-long survey of Lifestyle Groups.
final warning to all right-handers who venture on to the site -
if they should happen to win one of the many prizes being given
away just remember... it will be left-handed and they have to use
it! After all, it is Left-Handers Day!
The current www.left-handersday.com
site is being updated and will be relaunched on 13th August 2003
for visitors worldwide to celebrate Left-Handers Day.
International Left-Handers Club is free to join from the website
www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk , and currently has 28,000 members
worldwide. It hosts a forum for club members, has regular newsletters
and special offers, and usually co-ordinates events worldwide to
celebrate Left-Handers Day on 13th August each year.
year, Left-Handers Day celebrations will be focused on internet-based
activities in order to reach more people wanting to take part. The
event is sponsored by specialist retailer Anything Left-Handed Ltd
who will be donating prizes to competition winners.