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Jimi Hendrix Edit
Regarding Jimi Hendrix's right-handedness -- it's hard to know whether or not he was actually right-handed, since he was born at a time when lefthandedness was still seen as a disorder that needed to be corrected. For example, Ringo Starr was left-handed as a child, "until he became ambidextrous when his grandmother forced him to write with his right hand because she thought it was a witch spell for people to be left handed." ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_starr#Personal_life ) A few seemingly right-handed people fall into this category.
I have a feeling Hendrix was one of these people. Take a look at this photo of Hentrix signing an autograph: http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.com/upload/public/docimages/Image/q/s/x/PF218JIMISIGNINGmedium.jpg Notice that he holds the pen in a very strange way, with the index finger *behind* the thumb, so that the pen has a more stable base. I think this may be an indication that he was forced to write right-handed, despite being a lefty.
(Further investigation is necessary, but I think it's safe to put Jimi in this gallery.)
Categorizing people Edit
Epitron07:49, February 13, 2012 (UTC) I found it difficult to categorize a number of people on this page (eg: Bruce Campbell).Also, I noticed there are a number of comedians in the actors section. I think there's confusion over what a comedian is (compared to a comic):
- A comedian (sometimes comedienne, see below) or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comic.
- A popular saying, variously quoted but generally attributed to Ed Wynn, is, "A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny," which draws a distinction between how much of the comedy can be attributed to verbal content and how much to acting and persona.
I was surprised not to see Ringo here along with Paul. He himself has stated "I'm no good on the technical things ... I'm your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills ... because I'm really left-handed playing a right-handed kit. I can't roll around the drums because of that", so I see no reason not to consider him a lefty. Klaus 15:50, October 17, 2014 (UTC)