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

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Community Member
3 years ago

Why so expensive??

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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

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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.

Jen Hunt
Community Member
3 years ago

Those ones have a much better purpose than ice-cream, scooping cookie dough, so you make cookies the same size easily.

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Joumana
Community Member
3 years ago

Left-handed are blessed! Priviliged to eat ice cream straight out a bucket.

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

It would be nice if these things were customizable....

Dorlinda Chong
Community Member
3 years ago

My Mom actually found an ice scream scooper that was bimanual, which, like 'left handed playing cards' pissed me off because they accommodated right handers. I was outraged that MY utensil could be used by right handers when THEIR utensils couldn't be used my me. I want the right handers to know my frustration!!!

Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

In the culinary world, it is a portion scoop. They come in several sizes to measure how many ounces in a serving. In home kitchens they are often used to make uniform meatballs or cookies. This one is not sturdy enough to scoop hard ice cream.

Sasy
Community Member
3 years ago

I have a sad for you :(

Inkblot Butterfly
Community Member
2 months ago

I just kinda find a way to use my pointer to do it

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, you are holding it backwards anyway. Don't you want it toward the ice cream?

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
2 years ago

worst icecream scooper ever. Just use a normal scoop without the pushy thing that doesn't work anyway.

Germaine Marryshow-Trotman
Community Member
3 years ago

This one hurt me...

Lynne Henderson
Community Member
3 years ago

I found one with a bowl that splits down the middle that anyone can use.

iOS11Gaby
Community Member
3 years ago

Σ(-᷅_-᷄๑)

iOS11Gaby
Community Member
3 years ago

🙄

Iapetos
Community Member
3 years ago

index finger

Vaibhavi tikariya
Community Member
3 years ago

sad

CrystalPanda Gaming
Community Member
3 years ago

I hate it when that happens

Cheryl White
Community Member
3 years ago

oops!

Steno RT Kaluba
Community Member
3 years ago

This thing is nothing but a big spoon. Everybody should be able to use this with left or right hand.

Rob LeBlanc
Community Member
3 years ago

Turn it over and scoop back handed. Pro level.

David Paracka
Community Member
3 years ago

I use them all the time, never even realized they were for right handed people! It just takes a little brain power, folks!

Julia Macias
Community Member
3 years ago

I have one that cost about $35. It's plain & anyone can use it. The ice cream does not stick to it! Love my scoop from Cutco!

Katherine Gay
Community Member
3 years ago

Just bff you're left handed doesn't mean you can't get a proper manicure 🤔

Katherine Gay
Community Member
3 years ago

Bc*

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Michelle Mendoza
Community Member
3 years ago

Ummm you just use your pointer finger to press the release... we do have other fingers that operate stuff also duh!

Janie Hamel
Community Member
3 years ago

This happened to me last week! I could have hit myself on the head (with my left hand) when I realized it back home! Grrrrr!

Rowan Pierson
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not a bloody ice cream scooper cuz if u use on ice cream it'll break

Julianne Hughes
Community Member
3 years ago

Sigh...and ladles with the pouring spout on top.

Julianne Hughes
Community Member
3 years ago

Sigh...and ladles with the pouring spout on the top.

Maggie Grover Bacher
Community Member
3 years ago

ûse your index finger.

Ben Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

So...use your right hand. JFC

DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Grrr

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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

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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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