Log In Don't have an account? Directionality Whereas in English we flip someone off with the back of our hand oriented towards the offending party, ASL has made the palm orientation a meaning component, adapting the gesture so that the middle finger points towards the object of the swear: These signs are, however, not used as jokes. It also shows how much fun swearing can be.
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Lana 3 months ago Don't just downvote this guy but report him for spam. Examples [ edit ] The back of dominant open b- handshape flipped out under chin literally means "so what? Eastern Torres Strait Islander. American Sign Language Profanity by language. Continue with Facebook Continue with Google or. To sign the equivalent of a joking "that's BS," you simply sign the letters B-S. Holding a d-handshape in front of the body with the index finger pointing somewhat forward and to the left and the palm pointing somewhat down, then shoving the hand quickly down and to the right in an arc as if condemning someone to hell signifies " damn " The sign properly ends pointing mostly down and off to the right a bit. Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app.
Provisle Old Cayman Guyanese. Mangoes'nRum 3 months ago So that's why a left hand salute is insulting.. American Sign Language Profanity by language. Within deaf culture, there is a distinction drawn between signs used to curse versus signs that are used to describe sexual acts. That's how I place my hand when I cough. Croatian Kosovar Serbian Slovenian Yugoslav. American Sign Language ASL , the sign language used by the deaf community throughout most of North America , has a rich vocabulary of terms, which include profanity.
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Sign for ASSHOLE
Some linguists contend that when the middle finger is used directionally, and pointed at someone or something, it becomes a sign. Views Read Edit View history. Not your original work? This comment is hidden. Tags american sign language , asl , asl swearing , Cut , cut media , cut videos , deaf , deaf people swearing , deafness , full-page , sign language , swearing in sign language , watch cut.
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