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Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sunday Rest: handism. Word Not To Use Today.

Well, you know what a hand is, don't you.

And you know what an ism is..., handism: what's that all about?

My uncle's life was completely changed by handism. He wanted to be a hairdresser, but no one would take him on because he was left-handed. He ended up running a pub.

That's not the end of the story, though, because his daughter did become a hairdresser - and his grandson has become a very famous one.

Anyway, that's by-the-by. Handism is a rubbish word. I mean, it sounds as if it's a prejudice against hands - and bonkers would do nicely for that.

Mind you, bonkers would probably do for prejudice against left-or right-handed people, too. 

Wouldn't it.

Sunday Rest: handism. I've no idea where this word came from. I can only presume the coiner has buried his identity out of simple shame.

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