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2012-09-18 12:38:09 PM
White people sign like THIS.

Black people sign like THAT.
 
2012-09-18 12:53:23 PM
Weird. I was taught Nebraska sign. That being, I was taught by deaf people from Nebraska.
The signs I know resemble what the article describes as "black sign".
I've always thought the sign across the country had dialects, just like speech.
Hmm...
 
2012-09-18 01:53:37 PM
For once, the img1.fark.net tag was used correctly.

Thanks, submitter.
 
IP
2012-09-18 02:30:03 PM
AIRPLANE THREAD!!!!11!!!
 
2012-09-18 02:30:34 PM
sign?

what is it?
 
2012-09-18 02:30:45 PM
Lay 'em down and smack 'em yack 'em.
 
2012-09-18 02:30:57 PM
I kind of want to learn ASL. I'm not deaf, I have no deaf family, but I think it would be a good experience.

difficulty, I'm almost 30(8 days), I work full time, and I don't have much spare money. Anyone got any advice?

/eip
 
2012-09-18 02:33:09 PM
I remember reading a story where a deaf kid got shot by gang members 'cause they thought he was throwing gang signs at them.

Shoulda used the white sign language I guess.
 
2012-09-18 02:36:11 PM
So basically, ebonics translates over to the deaf as well.
 
2012-09-18 02:37:25 PM
Very rare sign language trifecta in play.
 
2012-09-18 02:37:33 PM

IP: AIRPLANE THREAD!!!!11!!!


Because we don't have enough of them on fark.
 
2012-09-18 02:38:26 PM
 
2012-09-18 02:38:42 PM
It was 1968, she was 15 years old, and she and nine other deaf black students had just enrolled in an integrated school for the deaf in Talledega, Ala.

When the teacher got up to address the class, McCaskill was lost...

"I was dumbfounded," McCaskill recalls through an interpreter. "I was like, 'What in the world is going on?'"

The teacher's quicksilver hand movements looked little like the sign language McCaskill had grown up using at home with her two deaf siblings and had practiced at the Alabama School for the Negro Deaf and Blind, just a few miles away.


www.myfacewhen.net

"Curricula may differ between schools in segregated educational systems"
 
2012-09-18 02:39:40 PM
Is "ask" a chopping like motion?
 
2012-09-18 02:40:06 PM
Give them teh deaf penalty!
 
2012-09-18 02:40:07 PM

Resident Muslim: IP: AIRPLANE THREAD!!!!11!!!

Because we don't have enough of them on fark.


It's an entirely different kind of thread, altogether.
 
2012-09-18 02:41:01 PM

IP: AIRPLANE THREAD!!!!11!!!


An object whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else.
But that's not important right now!
 
2012-09-18 02:41:21 PM
imageshack.us

Sheeeeiiiit.


/sorry.
 
2012-09-18 02:41:44 PM

vegasj: sign?

what is it?


An object whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else.
But that's not important right now!

\Whoops!
 
2012-09-18 02:42:29 PM
Great headline subby and interesting, but short, article to boot.
 
2012-09-18 02:43:17 PM
I know I can't understand them.
 
2012-09-18 02:45:00 PM

Milk D: Is "ask" a chopping like motion?


No. It's a bent index finger with a small down/forward movement of the forearm. Sort of like Picard's "Make it so", but with a slightly bent finger and the hand is facing forward.
 
2012-09-18 02:46:34 PM
Something we can all agree on!

flipthatbird.com
 
2012-09-18 02:47:01 PM

DjangoStonereaver: White people sign like THIS.

Black people sign like THAT.


It's funny cause it's true!
 
2012-09-18 02:47:07 PM

Milk D: Is "ask" a chopping like motion?


www.cheshirecatstudios.com
 
2012-09-18 02:50:18 PM
Interestingly, if you repeat the sign for "shiat" over and over rapidly, it means "diarrhea".

/not kidding.
/your bit of trivia for the day
 
2012-09-18 02:51:05 PM

vegasj: sign?

what is it?


A language system built using hand position, motion, and shape to transmit concepts visually.

/but that's not important right now
 
2012-09-18 02:51:16 PM

Milk D: Is "ask" a chopping like motion?


/snort
 
2012-09-18 02:53:18 PM

DjangoStonereaver: White people sign like THIS.

Black people sign like THAT DAT.


fixed
 
2012-09-18 02:53:49 PM
www.koko.org

So, which brand of sign language does Koko use?
 
2012-09-18 02:54:15 PM
chopping motion joke not wasted
 
2012-09-18 02:55:20 PM
Very interesting article.
If black ASL is more like how Gallaudet taught it,
without the intentionally ingrained anti-deaf/anti-mute
inferiority complexes of 'oralism' inflicted upon white students,
then why is black ASL considered lesser?
 
2012-09-18 02:55:29 PM
how do you sign earf ?
 
2012-09-18 02:56:34 PM

JohnnyCanuck: An object whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else.
But that's not important right now!


reillan: A language system built using hand position, motion, and shape to transmit concepts visually.

/but that's not important right now


;)

 
2012-09-18 02:57:30 PM
AASL?
 
2012-09-18 02:58:37 PM
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-09-18 02:58:59 PM
The brothers nod up. Whitey nods down.
 
GBB [TotalFark]
2012-09-18 02:59:40 PM
www.washingtonpost.com 

Excellent example. She's signing "Stuck", he's signing "Pregnant". Completely different. WTF?
 
2012-09-18 03:01:43 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com

Read my lips.
 
2012-09-18 03:05:25 PM

SuperT: I kind of want to learn ASL. I'm not deaf, I have no deaf family, but I think it would be a good experience.

difficulty, I'm almost 30(8 days), I work full time, and I don't have much spare money. Anyone got any advice?

/eip


Many community colleges offer ASL as part of their foreign language curricula
 
2012-09-18 03:05:37 PM
www.washingtonpost.com

Him: Your head starts hear and moves down.
Her: Not for 25 bucks it doesn't
 
2012-09-18 03:07:42 PM

IP: AIRPLANE THREAD!!!!11!!!


shiat, that honky mofo messin' wid mah ol' lady? Got to be runnin' cold upside the head, ya know.
 
2012-09-18 03:16:26 PM
cuterthanjesus.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-18 03:16:45 PM

Earpj: I've always thought the sign across the country had dialects, just like speech.


There are... I know there's a Quebecois Sign Language, and a Martha's Vineyard Sign Language, and there's certainly regional variations beyond those.
 
2012-09-18 03:36:31 PM
I'll just leave this here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aR9cs8Ywx4
 
2012-09-18 03:43:10 PM

Misch: Earpj: I've always thought the sign across the country had dialects, just like speech.

There are... I know there's a Quebecois Sign Language, and a Martha's Vineyard Sign Language, and there's certainly regional variations beyond those.


Sign language is like any other language: there are many regional dialects and styles, and just because you know,
say, American Sign Language doesn't mean you can speak to someone who speaks, say, British or French or
German Sign Language.

And even in ASL, the regional variation in 'words' can trip people up. My wife studied sign for many years, and told
me that the sign in NYC that she learned for 'shoe' (tapping your fists together in front of you) meant 'homosexual'
in California.

And then there was the story one of her fellow students told in class about a couple who were going on their
honeymoon to London, but unfortunately the student wrote the presentation using a very old ASL dictionary. The
sign that used to mean 'London' when the book was published has morphed into a sign that is about the most
uncomplimentary term you can think of for 'lesbian'. I once told the story to someone who was a native ASL
speaker (his parents were deaf, though he was not), and when I used that sign, he went pale, practically grabbed
my arms and told me with grave seriousness "Do NOT ever use that sign with a deaf person!"
 
2012-09-18 03:59:36 PM

i.r.id10t: SuperT: I kind of want to learn ASL. I'm not deaf, I have no deaf family, but I think it would be a good experience.

difficulty, I'm almost 30(8 days), I work full time, and I don't have much spare money. Anyone got any advice?

/eip

Many community colleges offer ASL as part of their foreign language curricula


There is also 20+ hours of lessons on youtube. And tons more free resources on the internet.
 
2012-09-18 04:07:27 PM
Nmigga, pnease.
 
2012-09-18 04:12:23 PM
Alabama School for the N* Deaf and Blind

Wait. Just how exactly did she see the signs if she was also blind?
 
2012-09-18 04:18:25 PM
The hand...talk to it.

cdn.madamenoire.com
 
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