what does PAH mean?

Maria

Active Member
Premium Member
Yeah, I am usin' PAH as in " finally " or " it's about time ! "
 

gnarlydorkette

New Member
Smileygin--
Maybe in the hearing world, PAH/BAH means disgusted
but in DEAF world, it means different which is "finally", "about time", "success" and many more.

Not everything in hearing and deaf world are perceived to be same.
 

Awauphi

Active Member
Smileygin--
Maybe in the hearing world, PAH/BAH means disgusted
but in DEAF world, it means different which is "finally", "about time", "success" and many more.

Not everything in hearing and deaf world are perceived to be same.



yeah like i said in one of my previous post that i have been in hearing world too long.. :D
 

Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
many dictionary definitions of pah.. all are same.. say disgusted, disbelief and annoyance.. sigh..

pah - OneLook Dictionary Search
Wow, that's weird! I've been a hearing person for over 55 years, and I've traveled and lived in many different states, yet I've never heard another hearing person say "pah"!

I asked Hubby too, and he never heard anyone say, "pah". (He looked at me like I was asking a crazy question.)

Well, I've learned something new today.
 

Gobae

Member
It's not too common here in upstate NY, but I do hear/use it from time to time.

Now, I always thought the Deaf "pah" was the same as the Deaf "chah!" which we were told in our ASL class was used to emphasize something really huge.

I learned something new too :)
 

Awauphi

Active Member
i learned something new, too as i was talking to another dear friend of mine. in deaf world the asl meaning of pah is finally.. no wonder i didnt know cuz i dont know asl much myself.. go figures! :)
 

Kalista

New Member
Premium Member
:applause: Yes, that is what it means! "Finally"!

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P H A !!! CODAchild arrived at specialist plastic surgery doctor office last week in downtown Providence.
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I had been wait for her one and half hours because she was stuck in route 195 jam traffic.
 

Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
After many struggles since yesterday with a web design class assignment, a few minutes ago I saw my finished product in all its glory pop up on my web browser.

PAH!!

:D
 

Anij

Well-Known Member
Since this got bumped...

"PAH" in ASL is based on the mouth morpheme (shape the mouth makes when signing a specific sign/phrase) used along with the sign for "Finally" (and sometimes "FINISH" etc) -it's has nothing at all to do with any English word/slang etc of "Pah" (which might mean more like "meh", or "ehh" and have a negative context)

PAH in the Deaf community is one of the few "words" that we use in written form occasionally - sort of like a Loan Sign, in reverse.

In my Sig here I use "ASL PAH" because I grew up oral only for many years and then finally had access to ASL ... It's closest English equivalent would be "ASL - Yes! Finally!" (A sense of pride, accomplishment of a journey etc)
 

shel90

Audist are not welcome
Premium Member
PAH!!! My brother got married!!!!


Oh btw...I posted a few pics of the wedding in the thread, "PICS of you" go check them out. :)
 

x1heavy

Active Member
I guess I am a little more along in years and find Pah to be difficult.

I usually used the word Eh and a sarcastic swipe of a hand to indicate taking out the subject situation to the trash. Sorta.

Learn something new daily.
 
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