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39 minutes ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

 

I did not know that. I don't know any sign language other than rude gestures, my wife knows a little American sign language. Enough to spell words if necessary. Fun story, several years ago I gave some friends a sign language for your baby book as a baby shower gift. About a year later I'm at dinner with them and their kid starts making signs for food and drink. I thought the book was neat but didn't expect it to work. Apparently it does. Last year we were all at a Pirates versus Mets baseball game and his parents left him alone with us. By the time they got back their three year old had learned some great new signs and when to yell at the ref. We're not allowed to be alone with their kid at ball games any more.

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50 minutes ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

I used to know some sign language (ASL) when I was younger as my paternal grandparents were both deaf.  They both read lips, so I never got really proficient.  I have lost most of what I knew in the 20+ years since their passing.  I know several hand signal of a profession variety (mostly for signaling crane operators) but I'm pretty sure those don't classify as a language. 

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56 minutes ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

 

I did not know there were 300, but I knew there were many different sign languages.

 

I cannot sign, but Lady Klarg is pretty fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), and works with institutions for deaf education as part of her day job.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

I know of the ASL. Occasionally I see charts to remind me of the alphabet.

 

But overall, I know of no sign languages that are not popular common gestures.

 

Maybe if I was Italian?

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

 

I did not know, but I am not insanely surprised that there are that many (considering the amount of countries, languages and dialects in the world).

 

I never learned any form of sign language. In grade school there were a few kids who had been deaf since birth, but I never had any classes with them, so we never interacted, so no opportunity to learn anything. Freshman year of university, the administration had finally decided that ASL could count as foreign language credits, but immediately after being told that we were informed there was currently a 5-year wait-list to get into the introductory class.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

 

I know a smattering of ASL, and have forgotten more than I now remember.  My Son is right now enrolled in an ASL class, so I may do a little learning along with him.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

 

I learned the alphabet in high school.  I am very rusty in it, never got to use it for anything. I could, in relaxed company, probably misspell a few sentences. 

 

 

9 hours ago, TGP said:

I went and got a Flu Shot.

 

I actually managed to have a decent Monday up to that point. Getting it was something of a hassle. Then afterward, I felt like I was coming down with the Flu. I just had to curl up in my lair and sleep. Felt like I had a fever, ached everywhere…

:zombie:

 

Hope you are feeling better now. I thought the vaccine wasn't supposed to make you sick? 

 

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

Very cool!  I know a handful (ha!) of ASL that we used with our kids when they were very little (more, milk, thank you, etc) but my kids sort of bastardized them and we ran with their interpretation. 

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6 hours ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

Due to the diversity of my place of employment, I am learning rude hand gestures from all across the world. :ph34r:

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4 hours ago, Inarah said:
14 hours ago, TGP said:

I went and got a Flu Shot.

 

I actually managed to have a decent Monday up to that point. Getting it was something of a hassle. Then afterward, I felt like I was coming down with the Flu. I just had to curl up in my lair and sleep. Felt like I had a fever, ached everywhere…

:zombie:

 

Hope you are feeling better now. I thought the vaccine wasn't supposed to make you sick? 

It hammered me for about 9 hours. But I woke up at around zero one thirty (01:30) hrs with the distinct feeling I had broken a fever. Then it :upside: was over. 
 

Yay (?) immunity. 
 

7 hours ago, TGP said:

Inquiry, the 23rd of September: 

Did you know there are 300 different sign languages? 

I would have guessed that there were a couple of dozen. 
 

7 hours ago, TGP said:

Today is International Sign Language Day (so sayeth the UN). Can you sign? If so in which one/ones?

I do not know any sign language. 
 

After reading more about it I was fascinated to learn that BSL and ASL are far more different from each other than British and American spoken English. 
 

I have created a link above, within the question, so that anyone that is interested can begin reading where I did. 
 

 

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5 hours ago, Inarah said:

 

Hope you are feeling better now. I thought the vaccine wasn't supposed to make you sick? 

 

 

It is supposed to give you a bad day though. That's what happens when your immune system Does Stuff. For a lot of people it just makes your arm hurt, for others they have to sleep it off like a hangover.

 

Because one bad day is generally a better deal than one to three weeks unable to get out of bed because Da Flu is sitting on your chest.

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