In Old English, lyft meant weak and useless; in German, links means clumsy and awkward; in French, gauche means ugly or uncouth(Max Morenberg and Jeff Sommers, The Writer’s Options: Lessons in Style and Arrangement (Longman, 2003, 7th Ed.) at 24); in Latin, sinestra – the root of sinister, means left. Forget all the intelligence tests, the emotional acumen, the EFTJ style – what hand does the lawyer write with? Worse, right brain thinking is rational, left brain – who knows, if you made it through Civ Pro and the Rule against Perpetual Absurdities?
The author of this blog is right handed and does not discriminate against southpaw, weirdo lefties.