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Thursday 29 April 2010

Haiku #129

They're left- or right-clawed,
footed, finned or eyed - most animals -
unless neutered


ArtistUnplugged said...

Hmmmm, sounds like politics....

Helen said...

Bigot or Big Head?
'Tis difficult to discern ..
In this day and age!

Kass said...

Good one, Helen.

Gender is questioned
when brain dominance changes
along with attire.

Kass said...

Latest studies show
writing haiku as we age,
prevents Alzheimer's.

(read that just the other day)

Helen said...

OH BOY! Best thing I've heard in ages, Kass!

Conda Douglas said...

I love "unless neutered".

The Weaver of Grass said...

Am I missing something here Dave - or is your metaphor too complicated for my ageing brain. I thought neutering only removed the so called naughty bits.

Ronda Laveen said...

Are they then ambidexterous?

Cloudia said...

unless.....you are a true experimental artist, Dave

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Unknown said...

There's always an up side, Dave!

Dave King said...

I wonder... do politicians lose their bias when neutered?

Another good one. Thanks.

Perfect - I hadn't read that, good to know!

And me!

And me.

You share my puzzlement - maybe it's just two ageing brain, but I was brought up (from college onwards) to believe that left/right preference is determined by the growth of the speech lobes in the brain. Whichever side they develop , that side will be the dominant brain side, controlling the opposite body side. This study puts a whole new slant on the thing... what does it say about the poor souls who are ambidextrous, for example?

You took the thought right out of my incubating brain - see Weaver above.

Eh? I've been blamed for a few things, but this is a snip too far!

And long may it be so.