Saturday, March 10, 2007

"Playing with Signs"

The Beauty and Uniqueness of ASL

25 comments:

David A. Martin said...

Other than guessing #1 to 7. Can someone show me.

#8. Underwear
#9. Understand
#10. Underdog
#11. Rule of the Thumb

Good Luck.

Pam said...

1.phone
2.gold
3.
4. witch
5. hi
6. cool
7. babysit

Anonymous said...

1. Sears
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. Cool
7. Babysit

Toby Welch said...

Yeah! Smoothies are awesome! I speak of ASL and Deaf culture. =]
Let me guess:
1. Sears
2. Play by eye/ear
3.
4.
5.
6. Cool
7. Baby is on board.

I took a note from linguistics class. Idioms: FISH SWALLOW, TRUE BUSINESS, FREE EYES, BLACK NAMES, FEEL NOTHING, TRAIN GONE, MONEY BEHIND, TOUCH FISH, FUNNY ZERO.

asldeb said...

1. Sears
2. Play by ear
3. Play by eye
4. Witch or Eagle
5. Little shame on you
6. Cool
7. Babysit

Anonymous said...

1.Sears
2.?
3.eye/ear play
4. nosey ??"WHO" on nose ? just guess
5. hi/Bye
6. cool
7. babysit

Jessica said...

1. Sears?
2. play by ear/eye
3. play by eye?
4. who knows?
5. microwave
6. cool
7. babysit

Only can think of following:
understand- stand under palm of hand facing down

Others-beats me.

Some others: Pasteurized-milk past eyes

high fat- "Y" handshape sign above your signing space.

low fat- "Y" handshape signlower than your signing space

Umm..that all I can think of now.

Anonymous said...

Next time you use your video while auto foucs is on and cause foucs changing too often due to your signs. Turn it off the auto foucs. Thanks

Wacky Taz said...

Let's see.....

1. Sears
2. Phone ringing
3. Buffalo, NY
4. Bug or orgasm (should have two fingers not one finger wiggling?)
5. Little weenie bye bye
6. Cool
7. Babysit

Anonymous said...

1. Sears
2. Play by ear
3. Play by eye (deaf version of play by ear)
4. Who knows?
5. Microwave
6. Cool
7. Babysitting
I have a friend who is a champ on pun signs. I wish I could share with you the list of puns, but I don't have a webcam. Keep on vlogging.

brenster said...

fun! ok here mine:

1. Sears
2. i cldn't figure it out until others mentioned "playing by ear/eye."
3. BULLEYE (?????)
4. no idea!
5. little good-bye/hi (i have used this one many times, but correct answer????)
6. COOL
7. babysit

i've seen "WOW" with mouth as "O".

brenster said...

oh also:

BUTTERFLY-IN-STOMACH

Anonymous said...

1.Sears
2.yellow hair
3. yellow eye
4.bug
5.(duh??)
6.Cool
7.babysit, (not meaning someone sitting on a baby, hee hee).

Jehanne said...

1.Sears
2.?
3.Bull's Eye
4.Who knows
5.?
6.Cool
7.Babysit

Anonymous said...

Other puns ....

"Shame on you" (sign in ONE hand ..... fingerspell "R" in horizontal position, second finger of "R" rubbing the index finger)

"See you later" (sign in ONE hand ..... "V" shape pointing to the eyes and at the same time, move the thumb)

Try to come up with signs for the following American idioms:

1. Never mind

2. Word of mouth

3. Pop the question

Comment: Hearing people are the same way as deaf and hard of hearing people ... they play with sounds and words like we play with signs. Languages are amazing instruments.

asldeb said...

Whatever, Airhead, WoW, Loser

ASL said...

1. Hearing protection
2. Phone ringing
3. Buffalo Bills
4. Bug
5. Shy hi
6. Cool
7. Babysit

BobRRR said...

1. Sears
2. Play by ears or eyes
3. Bull's Eye
4. Who knows?
5. Microwave
6. Cool
7. Babysit

Dennis Bacon said...

ok tough test.

1. headphone
2. phone ring
3. buffalo
4. nosy
5. shy hi
6. cool
7. babysit

Oscar the Observer said...

My Response!

Have fun!

David A. Martin said...

Hello,

Many of you made good guesses. Some of you did not complete it. Most of you struggle with Number 3. It is Bull's Eye! The first person to guess all 7 correctly is BobRRR at 11:00am on 3/11.

Let me know more.

David

Anonymous said...

1) headphones
2) ringing in eye (?)
3) ???
4) weeney tiny or tiny weiner
5) bug
6) you cool!
7) baby is on a board or baby seat

That's only my guess... :-)

Good signs game.

Ohh. Sorry, I didn't see your answer at the bottom. :-/

BobRRR said...

What?!? What an honor! Well, I cheated. At first, I didn't get "bull's eye" and "who knows" signs until I read other people's posts. I really enjoyed your game plus your other vlogs.

In fact, I have a few more signs to play. I hope to set up my vlog soon. Then you will be able to see me in vlog soon. ;-)

Bob RRR

BobRRR said...

What?!? What an honor! Well, I cheated. At first, I didn't get "bull's eye" and "who knows" signs until I read other people's posts. I really enjoyed your game plus your other vlogs.

In fact, I have a few more signs to play. I hope to set up my vlog soon. Then you will be able to see me in vlog soon. ;-)

Bob RRR

Robert W. said...

1. Sears
2. play it by ear
3. bullseye
4. who knows
5. ? shrimp?
6. cool!
7. babysit

I don't have Vlog website, but here's another one: "pasteurized" (sign: "milk" across and in front of your eyes)