I was thinking today about all the sign language we use on a daily basis, and it’s really amazing how we communicate sometimes without actually saying a word. For instance, everyone is familiar with the “drinkie drinkie” sign – it’s the fake cup brought up to the mouth if you didn’t know. And everyone knows the thumb to the ear and the little finger to the mouth is the “call me” sign. Flipping the bird is another universal sign; as is grabbing your crotch, jumping up and down and spinning in circles is the recognized sign for “I have a scorpion in my pants.” I really do wish someone had known that sign other than me when I visited Arizona 10 years ago. That would have been helpful.
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I think Andy might have been exaggerating a tad when he declared in the comment section yesterday that Sign Language Week is the greatest week ever in the history of internet meme-type weeks. While Sign Language Week certainly is amazing, award-winning really, I wouldn’t say it’s the best week ever. As I said, Andy may have been exaggerating a tad. Like the time he said that Bounty was the greatest chocolate bar ever made. Like, Andy, Bounty has coconut in it, and coconut sucks. Especially when mixed with chocolate. Besides, haven’t you ever heard of Crispy Crunch?
I’m not exactly sure what each “sign” means, but The Mayor is someone who can appreciate good rhyme when he sees it. I nearly rhymed right there with “sign” and “rhyme”. See how they nearly rhyme? They don’t actually rhyme, but they are so close that I’m sure a good rhymicist could take creative license and make it work if they really wanted to. Come to think of it, “rocket” and “stopper” are kind of close, too. But not as close as “sign” and “rhyme.” They were made for each other.
I’m not sure if these severed hands are representative of the American Sign Language Organization or not.
When The Mayor thinks of sign language, I usually think of the person who sits to the right of the guy speaking at a function. You know, the person, usually a large woman with bad fashion sense, flailing her arms, talking to the approximately zero peoples in the audience who understand sign language. Sure, spending huge sums of money by hiring large women with bad fashion sense is a complete waste of taxpayer cash, but at least it makes the hearing impaired crowd happy. If they were only at these functions to appreciate it. The Mayor appreciates it though, watching sign language keeps me stay awake.
If the black cloud of death doesn’t get you, the hearing impaired will. That’s the truth, I read it on the internet.
I still can’t believe Sign Language Week got the nod over Women Holding Their Melons Week. Then again, I can’t believe only two people voted. That’s democracy for ya, it sure sucks.
It’s going to be a great week, it’s going to be a little bit of special. Unless you live in Europe, then it’s time to break out the N95 masks and taking up religion.