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We have words like racist, bigot, xenophobe, etc. that we are all familiar with, but what would we call someone who discriminates against left handed people?

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  • I did not realize that discrimination against lefties was even existent. – user305707 Jul 23 '18 at 3:57
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    @NathanM. the discrimination is apparent even in the adjectives for "left" that English has borrowed: Latin "sinister" and French "gauche". – Chappo Jul 23 '18 at 4:30
  • Those words aren’t discriminatory, and they have nothing to do with left-handed people. – user305707 Jul 23 '18 at 4:36
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    @NathanM. You can find the word "sinister" meaning "left" in older works: "in his sinister hand". The original association came from Latin (see also here). Although "sinister" dropped the meaning of "left" centuries ago (except in heraldry), people were still forcing leftie children to write with their rights until pretty recently, with this article saying it was common til the 60s. – Laurel Jul 23 '18 at 5:11