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I could also read and write perfectly well (well, as well as five-year-olds' fingers allow), but they made me "unlearn" it all, because the ITA alphabet[^] was in vogue, at the time.
When did you start school? I was in Kindergarten in 1974 and thank faarrrkkkk we didn't have any of that sort of shite to sort through.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
Like Mark Wallace I went to a school that tried to make us conform to right handed normality. As a result I
Bat in cricket right handed
bowl (again cricket) left handed
play golf (really badly) right handed
throw with my left hand
write left handed
eat left handed
tennis right handed
use a right handed mouse with my left hand
I really hated that school and have been dexterously confused ever since.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP