Originally Posted by LuciaDisturbed
But I do get tired of people asking me to show them how to swear in ASL if the swear words are the only words they care about. If they want to learn many other signs that aren't swear words, then I am happy to also teach them the swear words too and it's all good.
i definitely get you on that one. either that or they try using the "learning process" to hit on me. it's the most annoying thing, enough to completely kill the conversation. i'm hearing btw. but i'm mixed-race and grew up multilingual, so i have a knack for picking up languages. currently, my languages are french, vietnamese, english, and very basic ASL at this point(i'm studying to become an interpreter). when people learn of the languages i know, they'll follow with something like "how do you say 'i wanna kiss/french you'?" or "how do you say 'i think you're hot and wanna have sex with you'?". i just wanna be taken seriously dammit
o, and speaking of bad words...i've read that some ASL signs for country names can be taken as offensive? like how the signs for china, korea, and japan make certain signs indicating "slanty eyes"? are there more neutral/politically correct terms such cases?