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Translate to ASL: You look like an asshat, etc.

 
 
Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:41 pm
I would like to have this sentence translated into American Sign Language so that I can say it fluently:

"You look like an asshat with that borg-phone sticking out of your head you presumptuous yuppie potato."

It's for my new tattoo.

Just kidding!

Then when they look at me all funny I'll motion to their "hearing aid" like I assumed they were deaf.

I think they should start making hearing aids that look like those phones so that everyone's grandpa looks cooler than they do!

Thanks for your help!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:45 pm
@boomerang,
when i went to meet the toronto gang a few years back, bluetooth was still new, but very popular in the big cities, the first thing i thought was, "how can you tell the street crazies when everybody is talking to themselves"

FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:50 pm
@boomerang,
Now Stephanie, roll down your window, extend your left arm, extend your middle finger... good.

"Ass hat" could be a particularly amusing combination of signs.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:51 pm
@djjd62,
Right? The other day I saw a mentally unstable homeless dude walking down my street having a conversation with an invisible person. I said, there goes another bluetooth asshole.
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George
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:51 pm
@FreeDuck,
Quote:
"Ass hat" could be a particularly amusing combination of signs.


. . . or a disturbing skit for two mimes
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:52 pm
@George,
You get to be the hat.
George
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 01:52 pm
@FreeDuck,
My 'rhoids ain't gonna like that
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 02:09 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

I think they should start making hearing aids that look like those phones so that everyone's grandpa looks cooler than they do!



They already do.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qFrqi1DhL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Earz-Hearing-Aid-Seen/dp/B000C01QAG

I've been seriously thinking of getting one for BBB because she has the TV volume up so loud all the time I can barely stand to be in the same room.

The hard part would be getting her to admit she needs it and then to wear it.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 02:19 pm
@boomerang,
Go here and type in your phrase. It will tell you the alpha signs to use.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/translate.html

Here's "You look like an asshat."

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_z2t3-2ANqrg/SlJcHWr0g2I/AAAAAAAABKk/fijKJLb60jc/s800/ASLasshat.jpg
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 02:24 pm
I tried using this handy dictionary, but all I could come up with was "you look like an asset horse".
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 02:25 pm
@FreeDuck,
well that would certainly keep them guessing
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 03:30 pm
@Butrflynet,
That's fingerspelling, not ASL...

This is the best online source I've found for actual signs:

http://aslbrowser.commtechlab.msu.edu/browser.htm

"Asshat" "borg-phone" and "yuppie" are sadly absent, but they have the rest (even "presumptuous"!)

I can describe those three if you really want to know.


If you're just venting, yeah, the borg-phone people are generally stupid asshats.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 03:32 pm
@sozobe,
Ooh, this one's even better!

http://www.signingsavvy.com/index.php

They have "ass." It's not the most subtle of all ASL vocabulary...

http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/ASS/5892/1
boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 03:52 pm
That's great soz, thanks! That site is really cool.

Yeah, I'd most likely really do it. I totally would have done it this morning when I saw the Most Important Man In The World fill up his car with gas. In Oregon you can't fill your own gas tank, you wait patiently until the attendent can get to you. That is, you wait unless you are the MIMITW. If you are that man cut in line and you jump out of your car, unscrew the gas cap, grab the hose and start waving it around until the attendant comes, then you thrust your credit card into his hand while yakking on your hearing aid the whole time.

He was such a dick that he deserved some special kind of head thumping and I thought that it would be fun to ridicule his cool. He totally deserved it.

ASL rocks. I would really love to know it.

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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 04:45 pm
@FreeDuck,
Quote:
Now Stephanie, roll down your window, extend your left arm, extend your middle finger... good.
(what's that from again?)
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 05:24 pm
@Region Philbis,
I believe it's from one of the Naked Guns, where they commandeer a vehicle from driving school.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 6 Jul, 2009 05:26 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:

It's not the most subtle of all ASL vocabulary...

I especially like the facial expression on the guy.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 7 Jul, 2009 12:02 pm
@FreeDuck,

oh right -- john houseman played the instructor... Laughing
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TrueLacey
 
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Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2011 09:48 pm
@boomerang,
Huh. I know it's from two years ago but I honestly don't care. I was attempting to find a suitable ASL replacement for "Keep on walking, don't lose heart" for song translation we have to do for our ASL class at school but now I am intrigued.

I would go with something like..

Ugly, your phone. Stupid and smelly, you. Stupid phone you not use. Not-Like you, me.

I'm in ASL one but we aren't allowed to use signed english. Dashes mean the words are combined into one sign. Commas are for your sake, to help you understand. And, yeah, the translation is a little weak but it's better than signing gibberish.
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 2 Mar, 2011 07:04 am
@TrueLacey,
Hi TrueLacey, it's cool that you're taking ASL!

For your translation I'd probably do something like:

[walk] [continue], [disappointed] [no]

Hmm, I could DO it and show you but I'm not big on notations. (I'm a native ASL speaker.)
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