"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 4 October 2009


Cack-handed is a slang phrase used to mean either clumsy or left-handed. (Left-handedness being often asociated weith clumsiness though there is absolutely no relationship between the two.)
Left-handedness is the preference for the left hand over the right for everyday activities such as writing. Most left-handed people exhibit some degree of ambidexterity. Left-handedness is relatively uncommon; 90 to 93 percent of the adult population is right-handed.


  1. I'm one of the 90%, but I've been told that left-handed people are smarter and more creative than right-handed people. My daughter and my husband, both lefties, swear this is true. And since you are one of the most creative people I know, I'm guessing you must be left-handed too.
    Canadian Chickadee

  2. Definitely right-handed, Canadian Chickadee. And not even the least bit ambi-dextrous. I can't even pour a kettle straight with my left hand as I once found out to the cost of my right hand....