The pain of left-handedness

I stumbled across this page about the challenges and triumphs left-handed people have in writing. They mean this literally, with fountain pens and the like. It’s actually a page about nibs and pens and such. This page claims:

While just over ten percent of Americans are left handed, they represent a disproportionate number of fountain pen users (at least from the perspective of The Nib Works.) This may at first glance seem strange, given the difficulty that they have using fountain pens. But, on further thought, this may not be so strange. Faced with a difficult situation, left-handers seem to push ahead and embrace the challenges that are thrown their way.

As a left-handed writer, I don’t know what these people are talking about. I learned how to type in the seventh or eighth grade and I never ever had a desire to make pretty handwriting with a fountain pen ever again.

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