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    How do you sign...

    My deaf friend who is an ASL teacher teaches the "25" handshape touching the chin and turning to palm-out is "lucky", but signs "GOOD l-u-c-k". I have also seen him in a similar context sign "GOOD" and then bring his hand to a "10" shape fist with thumb up, but don't know if it was more of...
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    I just don't understand certain men

    Good for you keeping records. Different laws are different in states...in some places though it could be considered criminal harassment. The guy is a deadbeat bum, who was getting a whole lot of something for nothing. He never intended to get a job--why did he need to, you saw that everything...
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    Lack of interaction with women

    As a teacher who has had several autistic (Asperger's) kids, I will say that although able to function in classes fine and able to carry on a conversation, and are not "handicapped" by their condition in most senses of the word, most of them were what I would call socially awkward. Not that...
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    How do you sign...

    Yeah, if my understanding is right, I'd put it in English terms as realizing you just put your foot into your mouth. Acknowledging that you've done something embarrassing and feel uncomfortably on the spot. Like you tell your friend Sally that you can't stand Bob, and Bob overhears/sees your...
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    How did you learn, or how are you learning, ASL?

    I learned a bit from community classes and books and videos when I was growing up and just out of college. Then I moved to where I am now, and the school where I teach has ASL as a world language class. Two of the teachers are deaf. One of them taught a class at our local university so I sort...
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    How do you sign...

    I think it was meant for me. I must not have typed my response clearly, because the points you wrote isn't contradictory to what I meant...what I was saying was that the English word "would" doesn't have a direct translation to ASL as its own sign. You can't sign word-for-word "I would go to...
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    Communications, of what to talk about:

    I think saying you "offended him by your own account" doesn't mean your account on here...it means you say you did it, you account for it in your story. Asking if he watches sports is a totally normal question. Asking if he CAN watch sports is what a lot of people on here took your question...
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    New to asl! Need help glossing a song!

    Wow, this will be quite a project. Here is what I would suggest...write in NORMAL words what each verse is saying. Don't worry about rhyme or rhythm. It won't matter in ASL. For example: Give me that glass, little bit of ice Pour that rain in there This must be her song Dancing like ain’t...
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    How do you sign...

    I have been on a quest to find some semblance of the conditional mood in ASL...it just doesn't exist. So "would" and "should" and "could"...nope. Like I tell my students, if the two languages lined up perfectly, they'd be the same language. People in one part of the world came up with a...
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    Combined name signs?

    A woman I know (hearing, but ASL teacher/terp) has a name sign using M.S., her maiden name. Now that her initials are M.G., she keeps (and likes) her MS name sign, but another colleague (deaf, also ASL teacher) always signs it as MG. Probably just to annoy her.
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    Rejection, and I'm pretty sure why..

    My mom discovered this when she had lung cancer surgery (she's great now, totally recovered). A "friend" of hers, who worked in the hospital, never even stopped up to see her. Mom has become really tight with who she calls a "friend". I am thinking of how my friends would react if something...
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    so, i'm really confused..

    You said you've kissed him a couple of times, and now he seems to not pay attention to you? Maybe he got what he wanted. Or at least as much of what he wanted that he thought you'd give him. I'm sorry to be cynical, but it seems like you know a lot about him, and really are concerned about...
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    Wheelchairs are SO COOL.

    I wonder if it's the teachers saying students should go online, or students copping out of doing actual work of finding a person, using their new (and not skillful) ASL and having a conversation. As a language teacher, I know that some of my colleagues WOULD cop out and be lazy and do that...
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    Colored Hearing aids and EARMOLDS? AGE

    If I were in the market, I'd want to go with fun, exciting colors. But I'm really afraid to "not match" and I wouldn't want, say, orange HA with red clothes. So I probably would wimp out and go with neutral shades. My glasses are red, but I don't wear them every day, only when they match...
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    What happens when children of CI don't get to use sign language?

    A (signing/non-speaking) deaf friend of mine went to Paris. He was with a couple of hearing people and maybe one other deaf guy. When they needed directions, HE went up to the French people and got the directions. The hearing guys wouldn't go..they couldn't get a message that makes sense from...
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