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When in doubt whether a sign is offensive or not — ask a Deaf person. It is based on concept of the right hand thumb representing a knife or peeler and the left hand representing a potato. Monica, Thanks for mentioning that. I posted, 888 knows? I’ll stick with the “S” and “C” variation for now, but it is interesting to see how quickly language can evolve.
When I was younger I used to think that the “CHIPS” sign above was just a made up sign we used around the Vicars house, otherwise known as a “home-sign. The use of this sign has spread far and wide.
Just look for the credit card logos and click continue. Want even more ASL resources? Want to help support ASL University? But instead of using an “S” hand fist for the base hand, she was using an index finger for the base hand and using the “C” hand as the moving, dominant hand. Make two quick downward and forward movements as if you were slicing a potato to make chips.
“chips” American Sign Language (ASL)
The thumb scrapes along the back of the “palm-down” left fist. I originally posted the variation of the sign for CHIPS here with an explanation that it was a “home-sign” so that people could appreciate the fact that this language came into being as a direct result of people adapting to their circumstances. Another way to help is to buy Dr. Maybe it has already started to catch on?? Bill’s chipeet iPhone “Fingerspelling Practice” app is now chpiset
Pacific Daylight Time, Dr. Pacific Daylight Time, mtew writes: I saw it the other day being used by a graduate asll the California School for the Deaf, Fremont.
ASL – Marquis C Specifications
Maybe it will catch on? Just thought I would let you know, I was looking at the sign you said is a home-sign for chips, however that is how my daughter learned it down here in Florida. It is fairly common for Deaf households to come up with “home signs” to refer to things that may not have commonly recognized signs outside of the home.
Back then, when I first posted it I figured it would be unlikely to see this sign done outside my home.