Back then, when I first posted it I figured it would be unlikely to see this sign done outside my home. When in doubt whether a sign is offensive or not — ask a Deaf person. Pacific Daylight Time, Dr. 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. Want to help support ASL University?
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I think you are right.
I posted, “Who knows? When I was younger I used to think that the “CHIPS” sign above was just chupset made up sign we used around the Vicars house, otherwise known as a “home-sign. Maybe it has already started to catch on??
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But instead of using an “S” hand fist for the base hand, she was using an index finger for the base al and using the “C” hand as the moving, dominant hand. 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. Maybe it will catch on?
Monica, Thanks for mentioning that.
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Pacific Daylight Time, mtew writes: Want even more ASL resources? Back then, when I first posted it I figured it would be unlikely to see this sign done outside my home.
chhipset 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. Bill’s new iPhone “Fingerspelling Practice” app is now available!
The use of this sign has spread far and wide.
Pacific Daylight Time, Dr. 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. Another way to help is to buy Dr.
The thumb scrapes along the back of the “palm-down” left fist. Make two quick downward and forward movements as if you were slicing cyipset potato to make chips. I’ll stick with the “S” and “C” variation for now, but it is interesting to see how quickly language can evolve. I saw it the other day being used by a graduate of the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. You don’t need a PayPal account. Chilset in doubt whether a sign is offensive or not — ask a Deaf person. 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 8888 fact that this language came into being as a direct result of people adapting to their circumstances.
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