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Unread 11-17-2008, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sign for "Vegan"

I can't seem to find this; but I was wondering; what is the sign for saying "Vegan"

"I am Vegan"
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Unread 11-17-2008, 02:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say a "V" tapped on the forehead with a dazed look on the face. Due to vitamin and protein deficiency problems.

But sometimes, my humor can be a little mean.

I think truly vegan is just spelled.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 02:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say a "V" tapped on the forehead with a dazed look on the face. Due to vitamin and protein deficiency problems.

But sometimes, my humor can be a little mean.

I think truly vegan is just spelled.
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Unread 11-17-2008, 02:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Since a VEGAN sign would probably not be universally understood, and even the spelled word may not be well-known to everyone, it's probably best to sign that you don't eat meat, fish or dairy products.
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Unread 11-18-2008, 10:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Letter "V" to the side of the mouth.
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Letter "V" to the side of the mouth.
"Vegan?" or just "Vegetarian?"
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Unread 11-18-2008, 10:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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"Vegan?" or just "Vegetarian?"
Both.
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Ok, lucky me, as a happy carnivore I never need to explain!
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I know how to do vegetarian.
Would it work to also say strict vegetarian?

Thanks for the help everyone ^_^

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I know how to do vegetarian.
Would it work to also say strict vegetarian?

Thanks for the help everyone ^_^

I don't think so. I could be a strict vegetarian who ate milk, eggs, cheese. Most people think that is vegetarian.

You will need to explain.
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I think there's one more step to Byrdie's contribution: After you sign "vegetable", you complete it by signing "person".
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I think there's one more step to Byrdie's contribution: After you sign "vegetable", you complete it by signing "person".
I assume that is a joke, unless you don't think she got that far yet?
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I assume that is a joke, unless you don't think she got that far yet?
Hmmm, no, I wasn't joking but I guess it might be because I haven't seen this thread in it's entriety; I was going by the last 3-5 posts....
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I'm an ASL newbie XD ... Right now I am self-teaching; but hopefully I will be taking an ASL class soon ...

The way that I learned to sign vegetarian is "vegetable-agent" ... did I get that right? I really don't want to go out and say it wrong XD ...

"vegetable-person" = Vegan?
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So further explanation would still be required, depending on the situation.
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So further explanation would still be required, depending on the situation.
Exactly.
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I would say a "V" tapped on the forehead with a dazed look on the face. Due to vitamin and protein deficiency problems.

But sometimes, my humor can be a little mean.

I think truly vegan is just spelled.

You say it's a joke, but your joke displays some ignorance I would like to point out. Protein deficiency is a complete myth on a Vegan diet, as long as you're eating enough calories. Getting enough protein is like breathing: as long as there's access to fresh air, and you're breathing in deeply, you're getting enough oxygen. Likewise, as long as you're eating enough raw Vegan living food, you have all the protein and all the amino acids to build protein: our bodies are literally protein-making machines.

And, essential amino acids are found in all complex starches, fruits and vegetables as a complete amino profile. Source: http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/cont...ll/105/25/e197

Feel free to ask a Great Ape (97-99% Vegan, with ~1% insects which are mostly termites that happen to be on foliage, and primarily fruit eaters--even the Western Lowland Gorillas will travel miles for fruit), who is 10 times stronger than you and could easily crush humans but doesn't, where they get their protein. Be sure and check out their real canines while you're at it. Here's an article debunking protein myths:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Also, there's absolutely zero vitamins you get from animal flesh that you don't get from plants. PS--B12 is made from bacteria.
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You say it's a joke, but your joke displays some ignorance I would like to point out. Protein deficiency is a complete myth on a Vegan diet, as long as you're eating enough calories. Getting enough protein is like breathing: as long as there's access to fresh air, and you're breathing in deeply, you're getting enough oxygen.

Also, there's absolutely zero vitamins you get from animal flesh that you don't get from plants. PS--B12 is made from bacteria.
I have vegan relatives...
Complete with many years of observations.
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I would say a "V" tapped on the forehead with a dazed look on the face. Due to vitamin and protein deficiency problems.

But sometimes, my humor can be a little mean.

I think truly vegan is just spelled.
Lol or "V" like hungry...

I'm a pescatarian and gluten free... I've considered vegan but love cheese, honey, and eggs too much

I have enough problems finding food while I'm out with my diet... So I'll go with "V" signed like "hungry"
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Lol or "V" like hungry...

I'm a pescatarian and gluten free... I've considered vegan but love cheese, honey, and eggs too much

I have enough problems finding food while I'm out with my diet... So I'll go with "V" signed like "hungry"
I had a couple of vegan years in younger healthier hippie days.

I enjoy the occasional meat snack these days though!
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LOL Iron, iodine, calcium, vitamin D, omega-3/6 fatty acids, high density lipo-proteins, and the amino acid glutamine are rare, and in some cases absent in plant sources, not about to consume a bale of collard greens for it.
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I had a couple of vegan years in younger healthier hippie days.

I enjoy the occasional meat snack these days though!
I eat vegan once in a while... But couldn't do it long term and totally. I run marathons... I'd die with that little food hahaha

Fondue, sushi, and honey on waffles or pancakes... Yea I definitely couldn't be a vegan and give those up hahahahaha
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I've seen people sign vegan the same as vegetarian, but it makes more sense to spell it out, as vegan and vegetarian are definitely not the same things...
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I was vegan in college. I'd fingerspell it.
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You say it's a joke, but your joke displays some ignorance I would like to point out.
Woah, why revive a four year old thread? I can understand wanting to uhh...correct something...sorta...from years ago... is a bit overboard?

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Fondue, sushi, and honey on waffles or pancakes... Yea I definitely couldn't be a vegan and give those up hahahahaha
Yummy! That is one thing I don't think I could ever understand with vegans or vegetarians. There are just so certain foods that people enjoy that or like they wouldn't want to give up with the diet choices. More will power to them, I guess.

Just don't disturb my fish, eggs, milk, vegetables, and pork chops...we'll be good.

Now this thread has made me hungry...
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...same as 'thin'
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...Feel free to ask a Great Ape (97-99% Vegan, with ~1% insects which are mostly termites that happen to be on foliage, and primarily fruit eaters--even the Western Lowland Gorillas will travel miles for fruit), who is 10 times stronger than you and could easily crush humans but doesn't, where they get their protein. Be sure and check out their real canines while you're at it. Here's an article debunking protein myths....
Who you callin' a Great Ape?!



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...same as 'thin'
v signed like thin you mean? I've seen fat vegans... Lol all they could figure out to eat was vegan cookies... Haha
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