I just want to make a couple of comments about this Tintinologist article: Ambidextrous Tintin
I have wondered about this in the past, and I certainly agree that Tintin should be left-handed given that Einstein, Edison, and most certainly da Vinci as well (remember, he always wrote mirror-wise). Certainly Calculus should be.
Anyway, how can they say what way someone does x is left-handed?
Like how do they know that putting on your coat on your left arm first is left-handed (or whatever)?
What I'm vaguely curious is the broom thing: which way, according to them, is left-handed: left hand at the bottom or right hand? I curl, and when sweeping on the ice I have my left hand right near the bottom and my (I'm right-handed, but it's a different technique anyway, though), and Thomas, the team captain who is left-handed, has his right hand near the bottom, but my other teammate who is also named Finlay (who is right-handed) puts his right hand near the bottom and his left right up at the top (if you can follow that ;) ). Of my other teammates, who are all right-handed, Tom puts his left hand at the bottom and the rest, as far as I know, put their right hand near the bottom. Ross says he can't do it the "left-handed" way, i.e. like me.
I may not be an entirely fair comparison: I most often eat and drink with my left hand where most would with their right, except often with forks, so I wonder sometimes if I'm at least slightly ambidextrous. Also, I often carry things with my left hand. Sometimes when I'm leaning on my right arm for whatever reason I feel a slight urge to just start writing left-handed to save the effort of changing arms, and I can just about write my name legibly left-handed.
And just out of interest, a friend of mine writes left-handed and does everything else right-handed, which is odd.
The other thing I'm vaguely interested in is the way people fold their arms. If they're right-handed it really should be their *left* arm on top, and vice-versa. It doesn't apply to *everybody*, but I'm pretty sure it should.
But I'm also pretty sure that Hergé didn't really care that much and would almost certainly be ignorant in the arm-folding respect, like most people. Maybe if he was also left-handed he would be more conscious of this.
Maybe none of you care.
Maybe there's not enough people on this forum to give a very good answer yet.