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Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Theyveedo(m): 7:59pm On Nov 24, 2015
I bought recharge card from an elderly woman today along the street on my way back from an errand. While giving me my change, she passed it with her left hand cos right was occupied but she quickly apologised that I shouldn't be offended.

My question is; why is it offensive to give or receive with the left hand
I know it's a common thing in many cultures but I don't know the reason why.



Plz share your thoughts.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Nobody: 8:11pm On Nov 24, 2015
Theyveedo:
I bought recharge card from an elderly woman today along the street on my way back from an errand. While giving me my change, she passed it with her left hand cos right was occupied but she quickly apologised that I shouldn't be offended.

My question is; why is it offensive to give or receive with the left hand
I know it's a common thing in many cultures but I don't know the reason why.



Plz share your thoughts.

Only buzh people do that. Superstitious load of bullcrap

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by sukkot: 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
maybe cuz the left hand is used by women to tamba undecided

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by damton(m): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
Those are some of our numerous old superstitions.


Even to write with the left hand seems a taboo to some of our people in this part of the world.

I don't know if anyone would decline if I stretched a bag of Dollars with my left hand.

Anyway, that's that and it's what has shaped our history and culture.
So it's held in high esteem


One thing I know is that in yorubaland, using your left hand to give or take anything could attract a hot back slap from some mothers.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by ggrin(f): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
Onibaje oshiangry

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by tempest01(m): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
Lol...badluck

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Nobody: 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
Frontpage? Lobatan o angry

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by fr3do(m): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
The right hand is the stronger hand of most persons
Its used for the most important tasks.

Whatever, it is courtesy and we should respect it.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by maadman: 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
..Africans and their beliefs.. personally, I see nothing wrong

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by ajixkhid1(m): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
Cause SATAN x left handed.
*Runs-Away*

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by chuchutech(m): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
that is african tradition and we must respect it period!


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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by SuPeRq(f): 8:19pm On Nov 24, 2015
Because left is attributed to filts

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Bobbystanley(m): 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
That's Bullshit.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Flashh: 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
Why abi?

Wait, I dey come make I go ask my grandpa.

On a serious note, no genuine reason why people find it offensive.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Healthy2Live(f): 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
culture/tradition

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Kizmilz(m): 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
And this made FP? Wow... Theris Godu ooo... in Mama P's Voice

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by omojeesu(m): 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
Theyveedo:
I bought recharge card from an elderly woman today along the street on my way back from an errand. While giving me my change, she passed it with her left hand cos right was occupied but she quickly apologised that I shouldn't be offended.

My question is; why is it offensive to give or receive with the left hand
I know it's a common thing in many cultures but I don't know the reason why.

Plz share your thoughts.

It's just our chosen cultural practice!

It is neither right nor wrong!

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Walkopet(m): 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
if Op ask me, na who I go ask

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by slap1(m): 8:20pm On Nov 24, 2015
I don't care about that.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Aminat508(f): 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
I don't like it too angry

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by agarawu23(m): 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by KingEbukasBlog(m): 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
Here almost everyone is right handed and makes use of it so it is considered inappropriate to use the left hand

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Cyriloha(m): 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
Wetn you smoke this night again?
Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by Nobody: 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
hh
Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by AishaCole: 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
It's all a a Myth in most countries...
Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by 4reigningqueen: 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
I doubt if there is a reasonable reason. We just put ourselves into bondage and continue to live in fear.

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by MissJayne(f): 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
Maybe it's because everything right is Right!



Don't ask me for explanation

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by tociano009(m): 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
angryw
Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by fearlesschicken: 8:21pm On Nov 24, 2015
It's a cultural thing unfortunately....

So much discrimination against leftists

People just have the belief that left is wrong .....it's some sort of orientation I believe

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by cescky(m): 8:22pm On Nov 24, 2015
once offerd a begger money with my left hand, because my my right was occupied, she rejected it......i thought wow,,,,,

she doesnt need the money then! in fact i vowed to stop giving out money, because i felt she had evil thoughts and intentions when she refused to collect something i inocently offerd from my left hand




chuchutech:
that is african tradition and we must respect it period!


just like our other masquerade traditions etc have taken us to the moon and back right?

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Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by michoade: 8:22pm On Nov 24, 2015
why? because it left hand.
Re: Why It Is Offensive To Give/Receive With Your Left Hand? by udeaccu1: 8:22pm On Nov 24, 2015
smiley

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