Posts Tagged ‘American Sign Language’

Have you ever noticed how sometime aspects of your life start to have parallel story lines? (No? Just me? Okay.)

Anyway, SLJ is taking a sign course, which is pretty much the coolest thing in the world and I am infinitely jealous. For one of her projects, she needed to learn to sign a song, and happened to stumble upon this guy on YouTube. Needless to say, we’re both a little in love (with both the guy and the language). So we’ve been signing around the house, looking up signs on-line, and this has become kind of a little hobby of ours.

So the other day at work, my supervisor started signing, mostly swears because that’s all he’s learned (my high school Italian teach always said swears come easiest to us in any language; I guess he was right). So I started signing back (specifically xylophone, galaxy, fireflies, destroy, dog, and Korea). Then one of the girls we work with happened to take the sign language course last semester and started signing with us. Turns out we all kind of have an interest in learning the language, so we’ve made it a goal to teach one another a few signs every week.

I’ll admit, as far as the language is concerned, I am pretty much below basic. But who knows, maybe someday I’ll be able to rock it like CaptainValor here (the facial expressions are priceless).


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