For those of you who don't now, Sunday August 13th is International Left-Handers Day, so in homage to lefties everywhere, Bored Panda has compiled this list of annoying problems that all left-handers face on a daily basis.

If you're left-handed then you're probably aware that, whether you like it or not, this is a right-handed world. From scissors and desks to ring binders and ice-cream scoopers, everything seems to be designed with the righties in mind, which isn't really surprising when you realize that around 90% of the world's population is right-handed.

Still, there's a pretty impressive list of lefties crammed into that remaining 10%. Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Aristotle and Julius Caesar were all left-handed for instance? And let's not forget Albert Einstein, Neil Armstrong, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama. And Jimi Hendrix. And Kurt Cobain. And Paul McCartney. And David Bowie, Charlie Chaplin, Robert de Niro, Angelina Jolie, Keanu Reeves, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, and Jon Stewart, plus a whole bunch of other people we don't have the space to write about. If we haven't made our point yet then what we're trying to say is that, although left-handed people might be in the minority, that doesn't make them any less awesome, and some of the world's most important contributions have in fact come from left-handers.

Despite this however, non-righties have had a pretty hard time throughout history. The word "left" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word "lyft", meaning "weak", and the word "sinister" actually derives from the Latin word meaning "left". Left-handers were also thought to consort with the devil, and being left-handed was sometimes considered proof that a woman was a witch and should therefore be persecuted or even executed! Fortunately those days are long gone though, and the only things left-handers have to worry about these days are using a can opener without making a mess, and trying to write without getting ink all over the side of their hand. Scroll down to see some other problems that the modern leftie has to face. Can you relate? Then let us know in the comments below and don't forget to vote. Happy International Left-Handers Day everybody!

#1

As A Left Handed Person... F*ck

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Mikleo 1 year ago

I can't stand those chairs, even as a right-handed person.

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Jacqueline Arana 1 year ago

Or instead of a heart you get an ace of spades... ♠

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Sasy 1 year ago

This just made me think of being tall, and getting all those 'What is the weather like up there' queries from smarty pants short people.

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#4

Left-handed Problems

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Sasy 1 year ago

OH NO

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

"Are you left handed?" and "How can you write like that?" Are sometimes a bit in the same percentages.

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Sasy 1 year ago

that is genius

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#7

Silver Surfer Syndrome

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Daria B 1 year ago

Again, right handers are not spared the silver (and blue, when you use a pen) surfer syndrome.

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#8

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Daria B 1 year ago

The notebook rings problem, I'd just turn the notebook upside down, because I don't care.

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#9

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shenlong 54 1 year ago

and the cup is right handed

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

And then when you say you're lefthanded, they just don't know what to say anymore

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#11

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1 year ago

Why so expensive??

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#12

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Sasy 1 year ago

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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#13

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Susan Thomas 1 year ago

Don't forget the numbers on the rulers that drives me nuts

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#14

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Can we just take a moment to admire that solid straight line she erased?

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Perfect!

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Daria B 1 year ago

We right handers get our pencils and pens on the side of our hands too. Yeah, no one's afe.

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#17

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Pe Ka 1 year ago

YOU'RE!!!!

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Michelle Mendoza 1 year ago

Ooh you've never seen a left handed person in all your life? Do you get this surprised like this every time you see a left handed person use their left hand to write? Cause I still get grown people who are like this...

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#19

My Least Favorite Everyday Torture Device

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Mikleo 1 year ago

There are left-handed versions.

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#20

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Jonathan Reyes 1 year ago

It has a mind of its own !dang !

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#21

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varwenea 1 year ago

Those are not worth buying anyway. They don't cut into hard frozen ice cream well enough. Use the scoop/dipper kind or the wide-spoon variety; I have the latter.

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#22

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1 year ago

That got dark real quick...

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#23

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Kim Areum 1 year ago

j-hope mah man

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#24

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1 year ago

Yes!

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#25

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

For everyone who uses a drawing tablet I advice to try to make it as easy as possible. I have 4 buttons and a ring. The buttons I linked to the functions: Undo (CTRL+Z), redo (Shift+CTRL+Z), brush (B), eraser (E). And for the rocker ring I did this: Brush size increase ( [ key), brush size decrease ( ] key), zoom in (CTRL + =), zoom out (CTRL + - And now everything goes a lot more easily for me personally. Maybe this will work for you too. rm-ip-tab-...1ea14a.jpg rm-ip-tab-default-598ffc81ea14a.jpg

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#26

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Sara 1 year ago

But turn the fork-knife upside down when using it? It works!

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#27

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Rhon 1 year ago

I'm right handed and I'm currently scrolling with my left thumb! Just being lazy!

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HauntedForests 1 year ago

I have this problem too, but I'm right handed. So, needless to say, I don't know how to properly use a can opener. I've even broken a few. :/

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DancingToMyself 1 year ago

At the balcony.

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#30

The Struggles Of Being Left Handed

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Daria B 1 year ago

Again, mouse is customizable.

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#31

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

What the hell is that mutated thing?

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#32

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Šimon Špaček 1 year ago

Download video, use mirroring (I think VLC ca do it)

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#33

Funny Left Handers Problems

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Mikleo 1 year ago

Right-handers have the same problem on the left pages.

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#34

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1 year ago

Nice idea actually

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#35

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Jane Van Balen 1 year ago

Helps being a lefty on the tennis court... can be quite off putting to opponents who are more used to playing against right handers (even for other lefties!)

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#36

Maybe He Was Clever... Nope. Just Didn't Want To Get His Hand Dirty

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Šimon Špaček 1 year ago

Do you poor lefties know that Jewish write and read from right to left? Think about all those poor right-handed Jews!

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#37

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Yasna Minkovska 1 year ago

As a mother of a left handed kid, I've felt the same way, trying to use her lefty scissors :)

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#38

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alexa pretchet 1 year ago

Me as a right-hander always thought, the designs are for the others, not for me (Because I already know whats on my mug so the design would cheerish the others). Having it on "my side" keeps confusing me a little bit...

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#39

Just Yet Another Leftie Problem

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Sk123 ILP123 1 year ago

Is it a thing where people only lift cups with their dominant hand, I subconsciously alternate between the two

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#40

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HauntedForests 1 year ago

I think the reason for this is because it would be really cool to meet someone who is ambidextrous? That's my guess anyway.

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#41

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

It works, though! :D

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#42

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Sara 1 year ago

Normal cuttlery ettiquette is to use the fork in the left hand, and knife in the right. Change restaurant! ;)

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Sasy 1 year ago

I remember that in school when teachers would try and force kids to write right handed, as though they did it just to spite them or something.

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Shalini Gogna 1 year ago

When you see another lefty and you feel a littke excuted like "well hello, we are 9% of the worlds population don't you know?"

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

It's even worse when it's ink...

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#46

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Claire Smith 1 year ago

They mean the ✅ is the wrong way round 😊

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#47

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Andrew Cas 1 year ago

Turn the lid around dumbass!

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Kassandra Skresvig 1 year ago

what just happened? How did that break? o.O'

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Daria B 1 year ago

Oh, but this IS customizable. U saw many times the left-handed mouse options. The keyboards mighy be problem, though.

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#50

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Markus McCloud 1 year ago

I'm so used to Japanese manga, I instinctively do this for every graphic novel.

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#51

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#52

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Just ask politely if you can sit there instead?

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#53

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FAKENAME FAKENAME 1 year ago

*casually uses it upside down and goes braindead*

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Panda Man 1 year ago

Then your like the legendary Jimi Hendrix

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#55

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

This is the second time in my life I see that kind of spoon. The first time was also in this gallery, a few minutes ago.

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Clifford Smith 1 year ago

The struggle is looking at someone holding a pen like that! I write with my left hand, but I have no idea how to write if I held a pen that way!

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#57

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Elizabeth Gatti 1 year ago

Exactly!! Went to Interpreter Training and as I signed , the instructor (DEAF) said something is not right.....so I learned to to use right hand as dominant. Had 30 year career as Interp and once in a while I would screw up and switch to left as dominant.

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Lazy Panda 1 year ago

Right handed people do that too, just on the other side

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#59

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Sumien Van Eeden 1 year ago

Try being a left handed teacher.

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#60

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Brigitte 1 year ago

Soooo... you don't know how to use a simple knife?

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#61

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Heidi Lewis French 7 months ago

TEA!

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Marie Stoia Joseph 1 year ago

I'm so glad it's not just me. I never thought about this being a righthand design but I can only get them to work half the time and then not well lol

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madcow 3417 1 year ago

Are there right-handed pens, or is this just a nerd problem? *whispers* Cross Tech 3 is pretty awesome.

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Sasy 1 year ago

I am a touch confused by this one, I understand the motion aspect, but I guess I believed check marks were like symbols, they have to be the way intended ? example is the L in Lefties it is essentially the same thing, but left hand writers don't write them the opposite way...sorry not trying to be a rightie just had never experienced a left handed checkmark before

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

Not surprising, is it, considering 90% of people are right-handed...

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#66

Left Handed/first World Problems...

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Patrick Davies 1 year ago

I just use a regular butter knife.

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#67

My Left Handed Brother Is Furious Our Coffee Pot Handle Is Slightly Offset For Righties

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Šimon Špaček 1 year ago

I'm not sure about your pot but on mine you just need a screwdriver and about ten seconds to change this.

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Master Markus 1 year ago

OH MY GOD, WE GET IT!

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#69

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Jessica Hepler 1 year ago

I don't know it's a perk for me

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Jason H. 1 year ago

I like that writing style tho...

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Manuela Simon 1 year ago

Not the worst prejudice about left-handed people, isn´t it?

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Sasy 1 year ago

:( so sad

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Šimon Špaček 1 year ago

I had similar. In Europe. So when I hold it my right hand I saw US. But then I found a trick! Just hold the jar in the less handy hand and my problem was fixed! And I didn't share it on Internet.

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Justina 1 year ago

i'm right handed. i use both hands when i cook. i often lift things and pour with my left hand. i can't understand this photo.

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Markus McCloud 1 year ago

You think yours is bad? I'm right-handed, and my handwriting is fairly atrocious!

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Tiny Dynamine 1 year ago

I don't think those keys are really THAT far away, are they?

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Nomadus Aureus 1 year ago

The only thing I use the right-handed way. Can't get used to a lefty mouse...

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#78

The Struggle Is Real

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Liorah Balilah 1 year ago

Gross motor skills are not difficult with the opposite hand. So it should not be difficult turn on a tap or pull a lever etc. Writing is another story.

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Very Annoyed With These Little Desks, Just Please Stop. These Little Desks And Smudging Your Hands, The Bane Of Left Handed Existence

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Cayman 1 year ago

I like the style

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