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Unread 01-09-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Interpreter signed this, what does it mean?

I grew up oral, started sign later in life. My interpreter tonight left immediately after job. I not understand what she sign, I try and ask her, she left and not answer me. It look like she play with her lip and her ear with #1 hand. Not major important, but really curious what she say. Thank you.
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Unread 01-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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I grew up oral, started sign later in life. My interpreter tonight left immediately after job. I not understand what she sign, I try and ask her, she left and not answer me. It look like she play with her lip and her ear with #1 hand. Not major important, but really curious what she say. Thank you.
I beleive what you are talking about is the old sign for bored. It doesn't really have a direct English translation. It can be used to mean "killing time" or "nothing to do".
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Unread 01-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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Can you give a more detailed description of the hand movement? Also, what was the context/subject/topic when the terp used the sign?
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Unread 01-09-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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The woman was recounting a story of one of her childhood experiences. She said "I..." then the sign point at her mouth and the other index finger point to her ear). It wasn't the most fascinating story as even the interpreter had to stifle a yawn or two, but the sign caught my eye (yes, I was dozing off).

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Do you remember when you were a kid and you put your finger in front of your lips and move it up and down to feel vibration (okay, that's why I did it). I seen moms do it to their babes and make them giggle. I know I did it to both my babes. Okay, with that picture in your mind, point your pointer TO your mouth almost like "What did he say?" (I normally tap my chin but I want the visual to be understood). The other pointer finger is at the ear. They moved together up and down.

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Unread 01-09-2010, 08:26 PM   #5
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Unread 01-09-2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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Two handed sign, right? Both hands moving at the same time? Sounds to me like bored/nothing to do like JennyB suggested.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 12:11 AM   #7
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Not like this sign?
Giggle...two hands, two different places. Most definitely not the sign for deaf.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 02:10 AM   #8
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Just a suggestion, maybe you can make a video of yourself doing the sign you have a question about. So everyone can see in 'in person'.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 02:31 AM   #9
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If it was this sign:
Then JennyB is correct.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 07:45 AM   #10
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If it was this sign:
YouTube - asl sign
Then JennyB is correct.
Thank you! That's it! Smiles! I've seen a few different signs for BORED, but never that one!
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Unread 01-10-2010, 12:15 PM   #11
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Thank you! That's it! Smiles! I've seen a few different signs for BORED, but never that one!
There are many signs for "bored".
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