AllDeaf.com
Mobile - Perks - Advertise - Spy - Who Quoted Me  
Go Back   AllDeaf.com > Deaf Interests > Sign Language & Oralism
LIKE AllDeaf on Facebook FOLLOW AllDeaf on Twitter
Like Tree9Likes

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 04-08-2005, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Nancy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Central FL
Posts: 2,288
Wink Bad Words in Sign Language

Today at lunch, one of the workers there said a bad word while talking about I guess her homelife (our boss was sitting there at lunch with us, but I guess she didn't care. LOL). I missed that one (she told me that she said a bad word but she isn't going to repeat it), but then she said another bad word that I actually caught her saying it (the B.S. word). I told her "I got that one!", and one of the ladies started laughing. I told her that I know bad words in sign language. LOL
I first learned the bad words in sign from my deaf/HOH classmates in high school (they cussed up a storm in their classes and on my bus). From them, I learned the signs for "F---", "Sh--", "Fart". When I was 16 in 1987, I saw the movie "Children of a Lesser God" and Marlee Matlin was using the "F" word in sign which I already knew at the time. When I got older (in my early 20s), I learned from another person what B.S. is in sign language. LOL
You see, I grew up with a severe hearing loss since age 2 years old, so I was mostly oral (with speechreading, notetakers, etc.) in school and other places. I first learned sign at age 14 or 15....I learned that my old deaf high school teacher (deaf since age 3) didn't learn sign until in college!
When did you learn bad words in sign language for the first time?
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
All Deaf

Beitrag Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on AllDeaf.com
   
Unread 04-08-2005, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: High desert in Calif
Posts: 4,208
I learned bad word ASL at CSDR. Nasty habit to break after I left there. Took me one year to be clean.
jazzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Levonian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Research facility.
Posts: 3,915
That’s funny—the first time I saw anybody sign "**** you" was the scene on the beach in Children of a Lesser God. I also knew what it meant, but I had never seen it before.
Levonian is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 10:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
FeistyChick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: "WINDY CITY!!!"
Posts: 4,152


i learned the "F" word when i was very young! so my sister and i would say VA-CUme... instead of the "F" word while growing up my parents had no clue what it meant until VERY RECENTLY! imagine that??? it was hilarious when we told them that..
__________________
HE IS MY SUNSHINE N MY ROCK!






Right ear- Nucleus Freedom
IMPLANTED: 1/11/07
ACTIVATED: 1/29/07
FeistyChick is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 10:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
C.C.Sinned's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,476
The first sentance I learned in ASL was - :fu: :sure: It can be used at many different times. See how often you can use it daily...
__________________
C.C.Sinned is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 10:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Prayers for my dad.
 
Cheri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 22,818
Ah, I don't really remember how old I was when I learned the bad words in sign Langauge.

Yes, I do remember the movie Children of the Lesser God when she signed "**** you" LOL! That was funny. But, in that movie she was so subborn. Oh geeze.
__________________
Avoid being a victim of a stroke, a stroke can happen to anyone at anytime. You will never know how devastating this could be until you had live through it. It affects everybody. So Support Stroke Awareness to find a cure and hope.
Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 11:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
kuifje75
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I remember when I was really young, like 6 years old, and learned the F word, but my sister told me to pronounicate it as "feee!" So, sometimes I would say it and my sister would go dramatic on me, saying I am such a bad boy, etc... My parents never understood until later on when I said Fee! to my dad. He was like huh, what the heck is that?

Another mean trick my sister had me doing was when she said blow job once, and I asked her what it meant. She refused to tell me then she said it meant when someone touched his butt against the butt of another person and both farted at same time. So, my sister would have me saying "b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b-looooow job!" LMAO... My parents thought it was too funny.
  Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 11:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wanderluster
 
shezzbeav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,284
Lol...

When I was about 5, I thought **** was said as "fancy" coz I had seen my mum say the word heaps of times... so from there on, I said "fancy" whenever I was mad, lol.

I first learnt signs for bad words when I was in grade 6... before then I wasn't exposed to bad words whilst around deaf people. Call me slow
__________________
I Sign. I Wander.

"Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks - on your body or on your heart - are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt." – Anthony Bourdain
shezzbeav is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-08-2005, 11:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 975
Send a message via AIM to RosesNY Send a message via Yahoo to RosesNY
when i was 7 years old i learn bad words in sign then i teach all my family LOL
RosesNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 01:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
SxyPorkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,095
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nancy
Today at lunch, one of the workers there said a bad word while talking about I guess her homelife (our boss was sitting there at lunch with us, but I guess she didn't care. LOL). I missed that one (she told me that she said a bad word but she isn't going to repeat it), but then she said another bad word that I actually caught her saying it (the B.S. word). I told her "I got that one!", and one of the ladies started laughing. I told her that I know bad words in sign language. LOL
I first learned the bad words in sign from my deaf/HOH classmates in high school (they cussed up a storm in their classes and on my bus). From them, I learned the signs for "F---", "Sh--", "Fart". When I was 16 in 1987, I saw the movie "Children of a Lesser God" and Marlee Matlin was using the "F" word in sign which I already knew at the time. When I got older (in my early 20s), I learned from another person what B.S. is in sign language. LOL
You see, I grew up with a severe hearing loss since age 2 years old, so I was mostly oral (with speechreading, notetakers, etc.) in school and other places. I first learned sign at age 14 or 15....I learned that my old deaf high school teacher (deaf since age 3) didn't learn sign until in college!
When did you learn bad words in sign language for the first time?
HAHAHA I learned bad words signs before I attended to the deaf school... My parents were deaf,, i went with them to the deaf club watching all deafies signing away.. thats how I learned,,,

SxyPorkie
SxyPorkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 02:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rose Immortal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,254
Quote:
Originally Posted by Levonian
That’s funny—the first time I saw anybody sign "**** you" was the scene on the beach in Children of a Lesser God. I also knew what it meant, but I had never seen it before.
You mean that's not the Universal Sign of Disrespect--as in, flipping the bird?
Rose Immortal is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 03:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
bloody phreak from hell
 
VamPyroX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: 40.18, 58.41
Posts: 34,318
Send a message via ICQ to VamPyroX Send a message via AIM to VamPyroX Send a message via Yahoo to VamPyroX
I remember years ago when I would have co-workers ask me how to sign in bad words. Then they would go running to other co-workers and sign to them. Then those co-workers would come to me asking what that sign meant. Hehehe!
__________________
Check out my city... CLICK HERE!
(If you've already visited yesterday, visit again today!)
VamPyroX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 04:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8,088
I think I first learned how to use bad language when I went to Deaf school and my mom was sooo real upset then over the years I have had hearing people when I am in various social settings swear signs to me or they want to know how to say a bad word in sign , some of the guys would try to impress their girls in front of me by asking me how to use bad words and the guys get all excitied but then when I try to teach them the real deal, ASL with no bad words, funny how they lose interest fast then eventually the girls come around and really want to learn ASL then the guys go Uh-oh what happened here, man ? and I try to teach the guys real ASL but then they get all puffed up with pride and never really get around to learning ASL saying it is too hard to learn and I am going huh ? It would not be so hard if they took the time to really focus and listen, relax their hands you know?
Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
loveofwine
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I've had several people coming up to me, asking how to sign bad words, it excites them. The thrill of knowing different ways to express cuss words. *rolling my eyes* I don't mind but sometimes it gets tiring when it's all they want to know not the real language. It seems to me that women are most likely to be willing to learn and practice sign language. I've had the experience of teaching over 40 women this past year and none of them were men. However, from other times, there was maybe 1 or 2 who was eager to learn the language but it appears their attention span of learning was brief.

I'm sure not everyone is like that.
  Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 06:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
Crime fighter
 
Interpretrator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by loveofwine
I've had several people coming up to me, asking how to sign bad words, it excites them. The thrill of knowing different ways to express cuss words. *rolling my eyes* I don't mind but sometimes it gets tiring when it's all they want to know not the real language.
I know just what you mean. I get hearing people asking me all the time how to say "bad words" in sign language. Mostly I blow it off by saying that cursing doesn't really work the same way in ASL and English but if they push it, I usually just say "no." It bugs me that people want to know the signs for every bit of male and female genitalia but not how to sign "have a nice day."

But I guess it's just human nature. I minored in French in college so I took the language very seriously but of course I still wanted to know how to say all the naughty stuff.
MushyCookies likes this.
Interpretrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-20-2006, 11:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Rose Immortal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,254
I think it IS human nature. I had a Spanish teacher in college that on occasion taught us a swear word and other off-color phrases. In fact, the first thing he said on the first day, of one class, was the phrase, "He tenido un pedo cerebral." (Literally "I've had a brain fart.") Reason being, he'd forgotten what room the class was in and made us wait!
Rose Immortal is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 01:10 AM   #17 (permalink)
bloody phreak from hell
 
VamPyroX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: 40.18, 58.41
Posts: 34,318
Send a message via ICQ to VamPyroX Send a message via AIM to VamPyroX Send a message via Yahoo to VamPyroX
There was one guy here at NTID who would teach people the wrong sign language. One gal asked him how to sign "Nice to meet you." He showed them the sign language for "I want to **** you." This gal then approached my friend and signed it to him and he was startled at first. As usual, my friend was a very understanding guy and pointed out what she had just signed. She was so embarassed. When my friend asked her where she learned that sign and she told him it was this other guy.

Later, we found out that he was doing it to a lot of people.

Sadly, most of the people who were here for years (since he was here for years) are gone... the NTID freshmen don't know of his reputation. So, they look up to him when he goes around bragging that he can be relied on for help.
__________________
Check out my city... CLICK HERE!
(If you've already visited yesterday, visit again today!)
VamPyroX is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 02:16 AM   #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ideafspy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 774
I start signed a "flip off" to my mom when i was 4 years old. I learned from movie, Children of a Lesser God. My mom was full suprised and asked where did I learn. I replied, "HA HA, its Deaf secret sign." So on my mom ground me for good.
ideafspy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 02:24 AM   #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by ideafspy
I start signed a "flip off" to my mom when i was 4 years old. I learned from movie, Children of a Lesser God. My mom was full suprised and asked where did I learn. I replied, "HA HA, its Deaf secret sign." So on my mom ground me for good.

Meaning are you still on ground since then eh ? lol cute ! I know not nice but it does funny .. make me laugh ... oh dear !!
CutePommie is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 04:25 PM   #20 (permalink)
LMM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Interpretrator
I know just what you mean. I get hearing people asking me all the time how to say "bad words" in sign language. Mostly I blow it off by saying that cursing doesn't really work the same way in ASL and English but if they push it, I usually just say "no." It bugs me that people want to know the signs for every bit of male and female genitalia but not how to sign "have a nice day."

But I guess it's just human nature. I minored in French in college so I took the language very seriously but of course I still wanted to know how to say all the naughty stuff.
Thk- U Terp from LMM
She feels same as you do she say's.. She have taught a man a few bad words, But that's because he works for the Deaf. He was taking his frist ASl class from yes a Deafie teacher. LMM is sure he have lot's more. most time LMM won't teach new people bad Language.
LMM say's " U day nice now."

LMM {Terp}
LMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 04:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
LMM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 136
Heath
LMM have QQ for u, {Yes, I'm tpying exactly what she is saying]
You take sign breaks you QQ Know ASL understand chat me you.
You school where youQQ
Now she asking me how to you say in ASL this sentence..
"The President may show up tomorrow."
If you can tell LMM how you would sign this she may start believe your statement's! 'If you choise not to answer, Then in her eye's and many other's, You could be just another wannbe!"
LMM do have the answer to the sentence, sorry it can't be found on the internet.
here's a good one LMM say's translate this sentence in English,
" Before Friday go -with your boyfriend, nothing!"
LMM will wait for your relpy,

LMM {Terp}
LMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 06:38 PM   #22 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 1,740
I learned Spanish before ASL, but I learned how to swear in ASL before Spanish because of where each was taught. My Spanish teacher was unwilling to swear in class, but my ASL teacher (A.K.A. my fiancee, Deaflinuxgeek) was totally willing to teach me. I met a native Spanish speaker who taught me some of the bad words in Spanish.
gnulinuxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 06:43 PM   #23 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMM
Heath
LMM have QQ for u, {Yes, I'm tpying exactly what she is saying]
You take sign breaks you QQ Know ASL understand chat me you.
You school where youQQ
Now she asking me how to you say in ASL this sentence..
"The President may show up tomorrow."
If you can tell LMM how you would sign this she may start believe your statement's! 'If you choise not to answer, Then in her eye's and many other's, You could be just another wannbe!"
LMM do have the answer to the sentence, sorry it can't be found on the internet.
here's a good one LMM say's translate this sentence in English,
" Before Friday go -with your boyfriend, nothing!"
LMM will wait for your relpy,

LMM {Terp}
You are questioning me because I am not Deaf enough, huh? and that I grew up with excellent writing skills. This needs no answer. Obivously, I am Deaf.
Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 07:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
Registered User
 
deafmedicalpoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In a bookland of poems
Posts: 403
Send a message via AIM to deafmedicalpoet Send a message via Yahoo to deafmedicalpoet
Red face no need for the Bad actions

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heath
You are questioning me because I am not Deaf enough, huh? and that I grew up with excellent writing skills. This needs no answer. Obivously, I am Deaf.
I believe you are deaf, and anyone that is insult that isn't deaf enough is not that easy to understand us apparently except some hearies and I got to say but I agree that was uncalled for BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

DEAF CULTURE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deaflinuxgeek
MushyCookies likes this.
__________________
An author is also an artist; therefore, you must follow your heart on the truest path.

And every feeling you have in yourself needs to be released and not bottled up for any reason, we all need to let them out whether we want to or not.
deafmedicalpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 07:41 PM   #25 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 1,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMM
Thk- U Terp from LMM
She feels same as you do she say's.. She have taught a man a few bad words, But that's because he works for the Deaf. He was taking his frist ASl class from yes a Deafie teacher. LMM is sure he have lot's more. most time LMM won't teach new people bad Language.
LMM say's " U day nice now."

LMM {Terp}
I only trust Deafie ASL teachers. I wouldn't have it any other way.
gnulinuxman is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 08:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
LMM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heath
You are questioning me because I am not Deaf enough, huh? and that I grew up with excellent writing skills. This needs no answer. Obivously, I am Deaf.
Heath
Boy you have alot to learn about Deaf Culture people. When they meet other Deaf people their frist sentence is asking them about their Deafness! It's not rude or a question of them being Deaf. sorry you feel like so many hearing people do when they don't belong to the Deaf Community!
You were the one that say "You know ASL" LMM wanted you to translate her sentcence's. She felt you would have no trouble w/these sentcence's. So are you game, Or do you just don't understand?

LMM {Terp}
LMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-21-2006, 08:30 PM   #27 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMM
Heath
Boy you have alot to learn about Deaf Culture people. When they meet other Deaf people their frist sentence is asking them about their Deafness! It's not rude or a question of them being Deaf. sorry you feel like so many hearing people do when they don't belong to the Deaf Community!
You were the one that say "You know ASL" LMM wanted you to translate her sentcence's. She felt you would have no trouble w/these sentcence's. So are you game, Or do you just don't understand?

LMM {Terp}
I never said " You Know ASL " and I grew up in Deaf culture. I don't need to learn anymore Deaf culture. I am Deaf already. I find this very offensive because not all Deaf people are game for that. You do not play around with Deaf culture you should know better by now.
Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2006, 10:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
LMM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heath
I never said " You Know ASL " and I grew up in Deaf culture. I don't need to learn anymore Deaf culture. I am Deaf already. I find this very offensive because not all Deaf people are game for that. You do not play around with Deaf culture you should know better by now.
Boy Heath, You are confused! LMM never said "You said she didn't know ASL!" She & I quote you, you claiming to know ASL & to belong in the deaf Community, The common language is ASL!So why can't you answer LMM questions to her sign's? Or are they way over your head? She ask.
Or is it because you can't copy someone's reply from the internet? Hmm that's polly it huh?
Here's your chance to show you do know ASL. Now you say " you don't have to prove you kknow ASL!"

LMM {terp}
LMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2006, 11:34 AM   #29 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 8,088
I would have to get out my webcam then re-load the program with the CD then record myself in ASL and show you obivously I am Deaf. I don't feel like doing that right now because I have Sorenson VP-100 but have no doubt. I am full Deaf and 100 % Deaf culture. :shakes my head:
Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-22-2006, 12:01 PM   #30 (permalink)
LMM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heath
I would have to get out my webcam then re-load the program with the CD then record myself in ASL and show you obivously I am Deaf. I don't feel like doing that right now because I have Sorenson VP-100 but have no doubt. I am full Deaf and 100 % Deaf culture. :shakes my head:
Heath
LMM have no trouble you PM her w/your VP num. She would love to have a chat w/you. Yes she does have VP. & TTD... This is her way to commuicate w/people on phone's.
We will wait for your private message. Thank -You

LMM {terp}
LMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 PM.


Join AllDeaf on Facebook!    Follow us on Twitter!

AllDeaf proudly supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Copyright © 2002-2014, AllDeaf.com. All Rights Reserved.