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1 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS Presented by Paulette Sottak

2 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ The signs I will demonstrate are ASL idioms that are expressed with both signs and facial expressions. They can contain single or compound signs as well as entire phrases. These are fun signs used often and well worth knowing. ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

3 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ MOST COMMONLY USED SIGNS … that you may have already learned from your current or previous ASL classes … KISS-FIST O-I-C FINISH WHAT’S-UP? ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

4 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS ANNOYING; PET-PEEVE (SICK sign; twisting on forehead) - “It’s annoying.” - “Cutting in line is my pet peeve!”

5 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS YOU-GOT-ME (SICK sign; moving in a couple of ways) (palm inward) - “Chuckling” - “Oh, Brother!” – in response to a joke - “Oh, come on!” or “Oh, please!” (palm outward) - “You got me!”

6 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ TAKE-RISK/CHANCE [HS: 11 off from ears (palms inward), then fingers extended] - “No guts, no glory!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

7 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ LONG-TIME (HS: Y; thumb on forehead, move straight forward) – usually associated with negativity - “What takes you so long?” - “That’s too long.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

8 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ DIDN’T-SAY-THAT (HS: 1; tapping once on lip) - “I didn’t say that.” (to clarify) - “I didn’t mean that.” (error) Note different facial expressions for both. ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

9 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ GOOD-RIDDANCE (HS: 55; middle fingers sticking out; moving forward) - “Finally I got through with it!” - “Bob has finally moved out. Good riddance!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

10 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ STARTLED (“Light-on-then-off” sign on chest) – “You scared the heck out of me!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

11 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ STAY-HOME (BASEMENT sign) - “Howard Hughes was a hermit.” - “We’ve been snowed in for a week, and everyone has cabin fever.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

12 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ SECOND-A-MOTION (HS: L; moving like shooting) - “I second the motion (in a parliamentary meeting).” - “Yes, I totally agree with you!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

13 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ BETTER-THAN (Shot-H – directional) - “The University of Connecticut hammered Butler.” - “I rooted for women’s NCAA Notre Dame, but they were defeated by Texas A&M. Oh rats!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

14 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ CLOSE-CALL (HS: F; move forward from forehead) - “My father was speeding when he saw a police car parked on the side of the road. He slowed down and passed without incident. It was a close call!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

15 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ YOU/ME-TO-BE-BLAMED (HS: A, moving outward from HS: B, palm down) - “You didn’t read the instructions. It is all your fault.” - “It’s all my fault for not telling you in the first place.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

16 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ HOLD-FOR-A-WHILE (SUSPEND sign) - “Going for her master’s is on hold while my sister is raising her family.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

17 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ TALKING-TO-YOURSELF (HS: ii, each from the temple to middle, bouncing) - “Lynn caught me talking to myself.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

18 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ IT’S-UP-TO-YOU (Compound signs = THINK+YOURSELF) - “It’s your call whether or not you move back with your parents.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

19 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ FEEL+NOTHING (FEEL sign; then slide with HS:closed-5 over tip of palm) - “Oh gosh, I didn’t feel anything when you tried to get my attention!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

20 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ FUNNY-NONE (Compound signs: FUNNY+ZERO) - “That’s not funny.” - “This is nothing to laugh about (serious).” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

21 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ PIECE-OF-CAKE (HS:S, tap once on chin then twice on chest) - “She thought her final exam was a piece of cake (very easy).” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

22 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ END-OF-DISCUSSION (Compound Signs: DISCUSS+VERY-DRY) - “End of discussion. Period!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

23 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ OH-RIGHT (HS:closed-5; shake vertically) - “He told me a fabricated story that went in one ear and out the other.” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

24 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ WITH-EVERYTHING-ON-IT (INCLUDE sign)* - “Jan wants a pizza with everything on it.” *often confused with “INVOLVED” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

25 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ HAVE-FUN-GOOD-LUCK (HS: U; move in a “cross” direction - “Oh, you are having Professor Snape (Harry Potter Series) for your class. Good luck (sarcastic) with him!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

26 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ IMAGINE (IDEA Sign) - “Babies are born with 350 pieces of bone. Can you imagine that!” ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS

27 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS Tell me what you have learned so far.

28 An Evening of Sign - 04/08/ ASL IDIOMS & EXPRESSIONS T H A N K Y O U for supporting the Palomar College ASL/Interpreting Department’s ASL Lab!


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