Interesting Word – Sinistral – Podcast

Left-handed people are called sinistral.

(Unfortunately this sounds a bit like “sinister”. In fact, the words used to describe left-handedness are often slightly negative, with “sinister”, “gauche”, and “awkward” among the broad translations from Latin, French and German, compared with words like “adroit” and “dextrous”, which are often used to describe right-handedness.)


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