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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#2

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Jacqueline Arana
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#3

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Sasy
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

OH NO

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#5

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#6

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Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

that is genius

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#7

Silver Surfer Syndrome

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#9

Funny Left Handers Problems

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shenlong 54
Community Member
3 years ago

and the cup is right handed

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#10

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#11

Funny Left Handers Problems

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Community Member
3 years ago

Why so expensive??

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Less demand = Less production = higher cost per piece

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Joumana
Community Member
3 years ago

Because they thought it was the "right" thing to do.

Shalini Gogna
Community Member
3 years ago

Get out

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George Alexander
Community Member
3 years ago

They are great scissors and last for a long time. The smart thing to do is buy them on sale.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Savages! They are robbing me all my life.

Elizabeth Vajtauer
Community Member
3 years ago

i was given many many moons ago a pair of left handed scissors all the way from England to coober Pedy, I loved them so much, and finally I could cut straight, they went missing, but I don't mind 'cause I know the person who took them needed them more than me.

Zoe Drake
Community Member
3 years ago

Three pounds more! The struggles of being left handed! I'm glad I cut with my right hand but I do have to spend more on pens to get the quick dry ink to avoid smudges!

Ryan Dixon
Community Member
3 years ago

Those. Bastards

Casey Kotyk
Community Member
1 year ago

I’ve run into this as a left handed drummer.... double lefty pedals are like $100 more than the right handed version if they even make a lefty one

Pobin Rice
Community Member
2 years ago

If you knew ANYTHING about manufacturing...... you’d know the machine that makes these would need recalibration just to create 0.1% for freaks

Heikki Blomroos
Community Member
2 years ago

Andthe blades are for the right handed person...

cosmicyebin
Community Member
2 years ago

Most scissors are like 5 dollars though..

DrawnToPerfection
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a disgrace to the left-handed community

WhiteFox
Community Member
2 years ago

WHERE DO YOU EVEN FIND THOSE KINDS OF SCISSORS!!!!!!!!!!??????????/

Tracey Hall
Community Member
3 years ago

So wrong, have had to use rhs all my life so can use cheaper ones.

Liz dJ
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm amazed that you can actually find left-handed items in store. I hardly ever see them where I live (The Netherlands) and have to buy online

Yazziyou Daydreamer
Community Member
3 years ago

It is like that for everything and is super hard to find left handed anything. Not fund for lefties like me as it is always really expensive if you want the left handed stuff but if you don't get it than it hurts really bad and makes it really difficult to use stuff if you use the right handed stuff. That is also why most lefties are better at using their right hands than right handers with there left because we have to get use to it. Most left handed scissors and other every day office used things that are meant for right handed people are at least 6-10$ American dollars more expensive for lefties.

CrystalPanda Gaming
Community Member
3 years ago

STOP LEFT HANDED RACISM

Kathryn Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

And I bet they just have a left hand grip not reversed blades. Though I hope to be proved wrong.

Brazilian911
Community Member
3 years ago

I DEMAND EQUALITY

Laura Herendeen
Community Member
3 years ago

Never had these, had to learn to use my right hand for cutting.

Keith Westerman
Community Member
3 years ago

I've used right-handed scissors so long, I don't even know how to use a left-handed pair.

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
3 years ago

Unfortunately, they probably had to build an entire new machine at the factory to make left-handed ones. So that's what they charged you for. It sucks, and it's not right. They should've allowed that their budget when they started.

Kathleen Lovell
Community Member
3 years ago

They don't sell as many so higher cost. It's wrong.

Kristel Bijnen
Community Member
3 years ago

But if they don’t sell as much. Why don’t they have less machines? Then the price would be the same. Or do they only have one assembly line for the right handed scissors? I don’t know how much is needed for scissors.

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Marty Sunderland
Community Member
3 years ago

Bought some for my granddaughter when she was in maybe kindergarten. Teacher took them away, end of lefty scissors. :(

Adrian Hammersmith
Community Member
3 years ago

Did you intervene to get your/her property back?! Do they understand what theft means? My father would have had her carpeted in the principal's office. A teacher of mine once appropriated - & then lost - a little pocket dictionary of ours & she got roasted for it.

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Rabbitt209
Community Member
3 years ago

Opening themselves up for a discrimination law suit!

danielw
Community Member
3 years ago

..... seriously? no. because they require specialized tooling for w/e parts happen to be different than the right-handed pair. this 'specialized' tooling (if it's just the molded plastic bits, then it's just a different mold) will cost the same as the normal tooling, but produce much fewer units (because demand is lower). therefore, the cost per unit is higher. they pass that cost on to you, the consumer (because they're trying to make a profit).

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Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

I was wondering about that, all the left handed stuff is going to cost more that is unfair

Juha Kotola
Community Member
3 years ago

Fiskars has scissors for lefties also. So its shops fault that they dont sell em

Elli Tiuku
Community Member
3 years ago

Kyse ei ollut siitä, vaan kuvassahan on myynnissä sekä oikeakätiset että vasenkätiset sakset jälkimmäisten ollessa kalliimmat -> siitä johtuen kuvateksti "discrimination".

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#12

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Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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#13

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Susan Thomas
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#15

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years ago

Perfect!

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#16

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years 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

Funny Left Handers Problems

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Pe Ka
Community Member
3 years ago

YOU'RE!!!!

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#18

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Michelle Mendoza
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

There are left-handed versions.

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#20

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Jonathan Reyes
Community Member
3 years ago

It has a mind of its own !dang !

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#21

Funny Left Handers Problems

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varwenea
Community Member
3 years 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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Community Member
3 years ago

That got dark real quick...

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#23

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Kim Areum
Community Member
3 years ago

j-hope mah man

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#24

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Community Member
3 years ago

Yes!

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#25

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#27

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Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#28

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HauntedForests
Community Member
3 years 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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#29

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

At the balcony.

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#30

The Struggles Of Being Left Handed

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Again, mouse is customizable.

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#31

Funny Left Handers Problems

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

What the hell is that mutated thing?

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#32

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Šimon Špaček
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#34

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Community Member
3 years ago

Nice idea actually

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#35

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Jane Van Balen
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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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