Pacific Daylight Time, mtew writes: Thanks for all of your help!! Pacific Daylight Time, Dr. I saw it the other day being used by a graduate of the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Want to help support ASL University?
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Make two quick downward and forward movements as if you were slicing a potato to make chips. I posted, “Who knows?
“chips” American Sign Language (ASL)
It is based on concept of the right hand thumb representing a knife or peeler and the left hand representing a potato. Back then, when I first posted it I figured it would be unlikely to see this sign done outside my home.
Pacific Daylight Time, mtew writes: I’ll stick with the “S” and “C” variation for now, but it is interesting to see how quickly language can evolve. I think you are right. When in doubt whether a sign is offensive or not — ask a Deaf person. Want to help support ASL University? 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.
The thumb scrapes along the back of the “palm-down” left fist. When I was younger I used to think that the “CHIPS” sign above was just a made chipsey sign we used around the Vicars house, otherwise known as a “home-sign.
ASL – Marquis M Specifications
I saw it the other day being used by a graduate of the California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Maybe it will catch on? 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.
Maybe it has already started to catch on?? The use of this sign has spread far and wide. Want even more ASL resources?
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Thanks for all of your help!! Just thought I would let you know, I was looking at chipest 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. You don’t need a PayPal account.
Pacific Daylight Time, Dr. Monica, Thanks for mentioning that. Another way to help is to buy Dr.