Saturday, March 27, 2010

I speak Sign Language.

No really, I do. And yes, that is the right way to say it.

I took 5 years of classes at BYU. And all of my teachers were Deaf. Also not joking. I like to think that helped with my accent. But it's been a few years, and I've lost a lot of my vocabulary. So if you come up to me and start speaking in ASL, I hope you are good at finger spelling, because I will probably have to do a lot of that.

I can still eavesdrop pretty well. WHICH IS SO RUDE. But I can't help it! It's like standing in a crowded room, and then hearing someone talk in Chinese. And you know Chinese. And suddenly it's all you can hear, and you're super excited because you weren't sure you remembered very much of it, but you understand everything they are saying. And they are talking about you. It's just like that, only it's my eyes that are listening, and technically I can look away pretty easily, so I guess that's not a very good example after all. Dang it.

Basically, I eavesdrop, and I know it's wrong, and I am a bad person.

So... that's kind of all I've got for you today.

ASL. Go learn it. Then we can have awesome secret conversations. And when we catch people staring? We'll just sign naughty words, in case they can understand us. After all, someone has to teach them not to eavesdrop.

This one is for you, Tiffany:



the thrifty ba said...

my aunt met her future husband learning als in college. he didnt want to be ther-both his arents were deaf and until he was 5, he only spoke asl-no real speaking! they wouldnt let him test out of the class. so there was this 28 yr old guy, who had to correct the teacher, tkaing this class for a credit.
but he met my crazy aunt and 15 yrs later they are happily married! so not all is lost!

We Joneses said...

1. You just got me to listen to that song all the way through for the first time.

2. you owe me

3. Confirmed: most ridiculous song ever.

4. I love ASL. Once I was practicing with a friend (just took asl 101) for class and this guy came over so excited and was signing with us, and then his girlfriend says really loud and exaggerated "tell them it's ni-ice to mee-eet them!" And we didn't have the heart to tell her we could hear her. Then it just got more and more awkward. Because the guy thought we were really deaf. And then it came up that our majors were music and linguistics. he was really impressed, and afterward we felt really crummy.

HILLARY said...

That was seriously the best! I took a few years in HS so I can catch a little when I see ASL. I have lots of friends though that are interpreters so I can catch the jest usually.
That was funny!

Chantel said...

One word: awesome.

I love his facial expressions, ha ha thanks for sharing this.

This is totally my song. I was in the warehouse building a few days ago, and Roscoe was in there too, that song came on the radio and Roscoe was singing along with it. It was so funny!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I've always wanted to learn but haven't. That video is awesome.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

That was a great video. Thanks for posting it. I love watching sign language (though I can't speak it or understand it at all) and I especially loved his facial expressions!

beth kruse custom creations said...

love it

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That is cool! I have always wanted to learn how to sign.

Tara : Damon : Ellis : Hudson said...

what a hottie.

i took all the years at byu too! how were we not in any of the classes together?

we should video chat sometime and just sign. haha.

Christy said...

I took 3 1/2 years of ASL, sure wish I could remember more of it! I can fingerspell with the best of them though. Kenzie and I watched Party in the USA link together, she thought it was fun.

The Single Nester said...

"It helped with my accent." You are too funny!

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