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Unread 09-13-2008, 11:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
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1. I have progressive hearing loss and very poor speech discrimination. Sign helps me understand when I miss words; I can't wait until I am fluent enough to be able to understand sign alone.

2. I have two daughters with hearing loss and want them to learn sign.

3. Sign gave me back my worship experience. I was at the point I couldn't understand in church, but now by using ALD's and watching our interpreters, I can follow the sermon. The act of signing during the songs of worship is incredibly moving for me!

4. I know people who sign that are just really cool individuals and I would love to be able to communicate with them in their prefered language!
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Unread 09-14-2008, 12:37 AM   #32 (permalink)
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ASL is so EXPRESSIVE!

You can say something in a million spoken languages but it doesn't have the feeling signing has. I think it'd be hard to tell a lie in sign.
Its easier to understand sarcasm and play in sign. With spoken language (especially over the phone) its hard to tell when someone is joking.
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Unread 09-14-2008, 11:48 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I lost my reputation in the Signing Community years ago & I never expect to get it back.
why is that? what happened?
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Unread 09-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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U can communicate in different cars! I love that about sign language..LOL!
I will have to make sure I don't drive near you
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Unread 09-15-2008, 01:26 PM   #35 (permalink)
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you can talk about people right in front of them if they do not know sign.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 01:33 PM   #36 (permalink)
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you can talk about people right in front of them if they do not know sign.

So true. But, what would you say?

For me, I'd sign, "Shipped you on a plane to Japan for a vagina." I wanna do something confusing that one would get overwhelmed by the signs.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 01:39 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Have no fear. I said what I wanted. You are free to go about making friends and enjoying the site. Good luck.
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Unread 09-15-2008, 02:41 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Now, I'd like to get back ON topic. I was initially looking for the Top 10 Reasons for Learning Sign Language that are on the T-shirts that are sold around Cincinnati, OH, but when I did a Google search, I found this forum. I only stated my input on the benefits of signing being far more than those of speech & I just happened to get bashed in return. I just believe I deserve I deserve the benefits of signing at all times no matter who knows sign language & who doesn't...that's the only reason I mentioned an interpreter. In Hamilton County, OH, there are zero hearing people who want to learn it who regularly come to the Signing Community events here. Sure, there are hearing people who want to learn ASL in Hamilton County, OH, but they're rarely @ the social events where I can meet 'em & get to know 'em. Plus, not all of 'em stay with it like I have for the past 11 years.
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Usually meeting hearing people who wants to sign always end up dating, perhaps you should go to OTHER events such as expos and gatherings from Department of Rehabilitation.

For the bashing, that's a normal thing on a forum. You should see the thread they made for ME. It's weak, but hey, that's a way of making friends or rivals, haha.

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Unread 09-15-2008, 05:39 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I will have to make sure I don't drive near you
Yea, it is not safe and I wouldnt recommend it.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 01:08 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Now, I'd like to get back ON topic. I was initially looking for the Top 10 Reasons for Learning Sign Language that are on the T-shirts that are sold around Cincinnati, OH, but when I did a Google search, I found this forum. I only stated my input on the benefits of signing being far more than those of speech & I just happened to get bashed in return. I just believe I deserve I deserve the benefits of signing at all times no matter who knows sign language & who doesn't...that's the only reason I mentioned an interpreter. In Hamilton County, OH, there are zero hearing people who want to learn it who regularly come to the Signing Community events here. Sure, there are hearing people who want to learn ASL in Hamilton County, OH, but they're rarely @ the social events where I can meet 'em & get to know 'em. Plus, not all of 'em stay with it like I have for the past 11 years.
Until 4 years ago, I attended deaf events in Hamilton County all the time. And I am hearing. I stopped attending because I moved.

You cannot expect anyone to be there for you all the time. People have their own lives to live, whether they are deaf, deaf/blind, or hearing.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 01:48 AM   #41 (permalink)
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U can communicate in different cars! I love that about sign language..LOL!
I love it, too! really comes in handy when you're on a multi-car road trip and someone needs a bathroom break. everyone moves over to the window and makes the toilet sign. or maybe gives their order for a mcdonalds drive thru or something haha.

one of the best aspects of sign, as hearing/HoH/ci-borgs will appreciate, is that it's silent.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 06:55 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Hi,
i want to add to this.
1. you can communicate in noisy places.
2. you can communicate silently in places like hospitals.
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Unread 09-21-2008, 05:04 AM   #43 (permalink)
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telling a joke that hearing can't understand lol
or talking about them without them knowing what is talked about lmao on the subway...
I used to live in an area where there were a lot of Japanese. Strangely, they were speaking English until my sister and I got near them, then would start speaking Japanese. So I took a few years of Japanese classes so I could understand what they were saying when they thought we couldn't understand them.

I refuse to make the assumption that somebody doesn't understand a certain language. I found it extremely rude. At first, I thought hearing people are being rude by talking in front of me when they know I'm deaf, but now I realise they don't know any better.

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U can communicate in different cars! I love that about sign language..LOL!
My sister and I do this all the time!!

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I will have to make sure I don't drive near you
We aren't the ones driving when we do this.
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Unread 09-21-2008, 06:15 AM   #44 (permalink)
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LOL I have seen shirts that say this and I wish I had one.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 03:51 PM   #45 (permalink)
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You can statements about people you know in sign that they cannot understand and likely never will. You can be truthful and blunt without getting your ass kicked.

You can have a 'private' conversation in public places as long as there are no other fluent signers around.

It can be way to teach others about Deaf culture if they see you signing in public.

sometimes you just cant describe something in words and you need a visual aid.
Nice. I really need to learn sign language.
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Unread 09-23-2008, 04:01 PM   #46 (permalink)
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We aren't the ones driving when we do this.
Well, actually, sometimes when she's driving, she'll roll down the window and point at something and fingerspell "LOL" I think that's harmless though.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 10:45 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Another great reason for learning: asl can be a great loser repellant. Meaning, if some buster on the train attempts to hit on me, I can feign deafness and sign back to him. That ought to mess his head up.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 12:31 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Another great reason for learning: asl can be a great loser repellant. Meaning, if some buster on the train attempts to hit on me, I can feign deafness and sign back to him. That ought to mess his head up.
You can probably do that, anyway, without knowing formal signs; just flail away!
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You can probably do that, anyway, without knowing formal signs; just flail away!
I've thought of doing that before but there's no way in the world i'd be able to keep a straight face throughout. I'd totally blow my own cover.
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Unread 09-25-2008, 03:21 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I've had a lot of exposure to ASL over the years, but my top reasons for improving my ASL skills now are:

1)I'm in a kitchen with Deaf students every day
2)I'm starting to develop friendships with these people and would like to be able to communicate with them more effectively
3)I have other Deaf friends in other places and would like to strengthen my friendships
4)ASL is a beautiful language
5)I live in St. Augustine and encounter members of this city's enormous Deaf culture every day
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