Happy International Lefthander’s Day!

To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of the very real struggles that only the citógs among us will understand.

1. Being called ‘citógs’

Vaguely insulting or a badge of honour? Just be glad it’s not the 1950s anymore – you would have been considered sinful (the Latin for left is ‘sinister’. For reals.) and have had that contrariness bate out of ya.

2.These desks

Eight struggles only left-handed people will understand


Oh it’s so convenient to have a desk attached to the right side of the chair. Oh wait, no it isn’t.

3. Tin openers

All you wanted was some beans and toast!

4. Scissors

Eight struggles only left-handed people will understand

Simple but effective, right? Wrong! Unless they’re the specially designed ones, all they’re going to do is make you rage.

5. Knocking elbows at dinner

Eight struggles only left-handed people will understand

Righty versus leftie: Who will win the battle of the elbows?

6. Ball Point Pens

They are quite literally working against you.

Eight struggles only left-handed people will understand

7. Spiral-bound notebooks, ring binders etc

Be warned: these things are not your friend. Best steer clear.

8. THE DREADED SMUDGE

Eight struggles only left-handed people will understand

It’s how left-handed people recognise each other. Still annoying though.

What are your most annoying left-handed problems?

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