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Re: What causes stuttering? Nerves? Dysfunctional, unsettled body. by #58964 ..... Stuttering Forum

Date:   2/18/2006 12:49:08 AM ( 17 years ago ago)
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"Thought to be a sign of the devils' offspring and clumsiness, ugliness and other sinister qualities, the medical (clinical) designation for being left-handed is 'SINISTRomanual'. Left-handedness is called 'SINISTRality' (that's right,...SINISTER without the 'E'). "

In Latin, the word for 'left' is 'sinister'. That is why those medical terms use that base. The attitude of left-handed people being the work of the devil led to the English word 'sinister'.

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