|and it also became common for left handed children to be forced to become right handed |
That happened to my father in school since they still used ink nib-pens and if you wrote with your left hand it'd smudge all over the place (also a reason why lefties write with their hand curled over the top of the line being written).
Anyway, he passed his left-edness onto me, so count me in! I write, solder, play racquet sports, pool cue, throw a ball, all left handed, but guitar, cricket, golf, I do righthanded.
With snow/surf/wake boards I stand 'natural' FWIW.