Cross and dominant
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This blog is from 29 April 2012
I am cross dominant.
No, that does not mean that I am a cross dressing dominatrix — the leather basque wouldn’t suit me any way.
Nordoesit mean that I’m particularly cross, though I do get angry sometimes, or dominant, but then again I can dominate things by being over talkative.
All it means is that I’m not right-handed, or left handed, but favour the right hand for some tasks and the left hand for others. Unlike a truly ambidextrous person I cannot do tasks equally well with both hands.
Cross dominance is not all that uncommon, and is shown in sports like cricket or baseball, where someone will bat right handed but bowl/pitch left handed.
(The one example of handedness I haven’t mentioned, is ambisinistrous, or the inability to do anything with either hand. Or as we say in Yorkshire, cack-handed.)