Thumbing his thoughts

Today’s Zits, in which Jeremy demonstrates equal facility with either hand:

Instagrambidextrous = Instagram + ambidextrous ‘ambidextrous at Instagram’.

From Wikipedia:

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 …

The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information. An account’s posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers …

The service [has] also added messaging features

And then on ambidexterity, from NOAD:

adj. ambidextrous: (of a person) able to use the right and left hands equally well: few of us are naturally ambidextrous.

Full ambidexterity for all purposes is very rare indeed (few people are equally facile at writing with either hand, for instance), but for specific purposes, many people show varying degrees of even-handedness. Using either thumb for messaging is a piece of cake.


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