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Realise: متوجه شدن
Reaction: عکس العمل
Insist: پافشاری کردن
Flex: کج کردن
Smudge: پخش شدن جوهر
Swap: عوض کردن
instinctively: به طور غریضی
Tip something out: بیرون ریختن چیزی از ظرف
Tilt: Slant: کج کردن
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Jackie: August 13th is Left Handers Day, so for this week, I'm talking to Pam, hi, Pam ...
Pam: Hello, Jackie .
Jackie:.. . who is left-handed.
Pam: I am.
Jackie: When did you realise that you were left-handed?
Pam: When I started school.
Pam: Um ... because when everybody else was writing from left to right, I started writing from right to left.
Jackie: Oh, so not only did you hold the pen in your ... in a different hand, you were writing in a different direction as well?
Pam: In a different direction, yes.
Jackie: So what was your teacher's reaction to that?
Pam: She wasn't very pleased [Jackie laughs] and um ... it was a struggle for many years um ... learning to write.
Jackie: But she let you keep your pencil in your left hand?
Pam: She did, but I had to ... it was very difficult because she also insisted I kept the paper straight in front of me which meant I had to flex my wrist which was quite painful.
Jackie: Ah, so do you have a ... I hesitate to say this, do you have a funny way of holding the pen?
Pam: No, a lot of left-handed people do because they come over the top so they don't smudge the ink [Jackie: Right] but I was taught to bend my wrist so I still write um ... as anybody else does but it's much more awkward.
Jackie: Day to day, what kind of situations are there which are different for you because you're left-handed?
Pam: Um ... this is a tricky one because you tend to grow up being able to do these things. Eating: [Jackie: Right] knives and forks. Now, for left-handers that isn't usually a problem um ... in that you're having to use both hands anyway.
Jackie: Right, but you still have to...
Pam: I still have the fork in the left and the knife in the right but some left-handed people have it the other way.
Jackie: But you don't swap?
Pam: No, I don't. I was ... my father said, "You're using both hands so you need to do it this way". Um ... a spoon, however, is different. That has to go in my left hand. And drinks are also complicated. Um... I've drunk somebody else's wine on many an evening.
Jackie: Because you went for the glass that was...
Pam: On my left, yeah just instinctively, so now I always put my glass in front of me, not to the left, not to the right but straight in front.
Jackie: Oh. Any other gadget then that you have difficulty using?
Pam: Um ... pans are a little bit tricky if they're a saucepan with a lip because the lip will be on the side, it'll be on the left-hand side for somebody holding it in their right hand for tipping out...
Jackie: The lip for pouring?
Pam: Yes, so you have to do it back over so you're twisting your wrist right round the other way so that can be ... that can be a little bit tricky. I can't use left-handed scissors.
Jackie: Oh, you can't?
Pam: No, because um ... I was taught at school how to use right-handed scissors and we tilt them, we slant it so the cutting edge is in a slightly different position um ... and the other thing you also find with left-handers is they tend to not cut bread very straight. ‘Cos the sawing edge on a lot of bread knives is on one side so you tilt it instinctively to get the sharp side onto the bread and through the bread which means it then goes in a slope.
Jackie: Oh. But, overall, it hasn't been a hindrance has it, for you?
Pam: No, not really. My daughter's left-handed and when she went to school it was a different approach. So she was another mirror writer but the teacher made a special effort to say to the class, "Look, Caoimhe can write backwards".
Jackie: So, they made her feel special rather than different?
Pam: She made her feel special rather than different, then it was a case of, "Can you do it the other way as well?" so it was a much nicer and er ... more thoughtful approach from when I was younger.
Jackie: Pam, thank you very much. What about you, the listeners? Are there any people there who have a special way of writing? We'd love to hear from you.