Muggles

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue May 13 12:33:38 EDT 2003


Charlie wrote:

>Roger:
>> Oh, how gauche!
>Oh yeah, I forgot that one!

>> (But I've never seen "ambidextrous" used in a negative context.)
>No indeed - it refers to people whose left hands are nimble enough to be
>honoured with the title of 'right'. Which is still pretty insulting to us
>lefties, don't you think?

Nothing like as bad as cack-handed.   <g,d&r>

In the Penguin Roget (1969) you'll find 'left-handed' under 'clumsy',
between 'butter-fingered' and 'ham-handed'.  If anyone has a newer edition,
can they let us know that this disgraceful state of affairs has since been
changed?

Minnow


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