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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by [JLee][2] with a special brand of [Phrase™][3] and [Word™][4] puzzles.


If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Southpaw Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Southpaw Words

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

SOUTHPAW WORD™, NOT SOUTHPAW WORD™
FAST, QUICK
SCREW, NAIL
EVADERS, DEFLATERS
SWEET, SOUR
TREATS, TRICKS
AVERTED, WELCOMED
REAR, FRONT
CREED, MANTRA
@45266, COMMUNITY
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    $\begingroup$ Is it Southpaw or lonely? thanks $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Apr 3 at 2:51
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    $\begingroup$ How on Earth do people catch my mistakes within the span of 30 seconds?! Thanks, @OmegaKrypton. $\endgroup$ – user45266 Apr 3 at 2:52
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    $\begingroup$ With the last line as it stands, this is geographically-biased; in particular, here in the UK @45266 is not a Southpaw Word. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Apr 3 at 10:18
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan Is that because of (n qvssrerag xrlobneq ynlbhg)? $\endgroup$ – user45266 Apr 3 at 14:55
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A Southpaw word

is typed with only the left hand on a keyboard.

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    $\begingroup$ You've got it! I'll wait to accept (on a matter of principle), but I doubt anyone will have a better solution- after all, this was the intended solution! $\endgroup$ – user45266 Apr 3 at 3:28

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