Thanks for all of your help!! It is based on concept of the right hand thumb representing a knife or peeler and the left hand representing a potato. When in doubt whether a sign is offensive or not — ask a Deaf person. It is fairly common for Deaf households to come up with “home signs” to refer to things that may not have commonly recognized signs outside of the home. Just look for the credit card logos and click continue.
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It is fairly common chipsdt Deaf households to come up with “home signs” to refer to things that may not have commonly recognized signs outside of the wsl.
Maybe it has already started to catch on?? Bill’s new iPhone “Fingerspelling Practice” app is now available! You don’t need a PayPal account. I originally posted the variation of the sign for CHIPS here with an explanation that it was a “home-sign” so that people could appreciate the fact that this language came into being as a direct result of people adapting to their circumstances. The thumb scrapes along the back of the “palm-down” left fist.
Pacific Daylight Time, mtew writes: Monica, Thanks for mentioning that. But instead of using an “S” hand fist for the base hand, she was using an index finger for the base hand and using the “C” hand as the moving, dominant hand. Just look for the credit card logos and click continue. Another way to help is to buy Dr.
Want even more Chipse resources? The use of this sign has spread far and wide. Back then, when I first posted it I figured it would be unlikely to see this sign done outside my home.
ASL – Marquis M Specifications
I think you are right. Maybe it will catch on? When I was younger I used to think that the “CHIPS” sign above was just a made up sign we used around the Vicars house, otherwise known as a “home-sign.
Want to help support ASL University? Thanks for all chipwet your help!! Just thought I would let you know, I was looking at the sign you said is a home-sign for chips, however that is how my daughter learned it down here in Florida.
I’ll stick with the “S” and “C” variation for now, but it is interesting to see how quickly language can evolve. I posted, “Who knows? When in doubt whether a sign is offensive or not — ask a Deaf person.
ASL – Marquis C Specifications
It is based on concept of the right hand thumb representing a knife or peeler and the left hand representing a potato. I saw it the other day being used by a graduate of the California School for the Deaf, Fremont.
Make two quick downward and forward movements as if you were slicing a potato to make chips.