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This blog usually focuses on historical and cultural subjects (mostly because I’m a historian) but I thought this BBC article along with the associated Radio 4 programme was fascinating. So we’re straying into science, but with a historical context – I didn’t know that the word ‘left’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘lyft’, meaning ‘weak’, while of course ‘sinister’, the Latin word for left-handed, has come to have very negative connotations.



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