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bilby commented on the word rival sign languages
October 24, 2011
sionnach commented on the word rival sign languages
So if Ah-nold came to Zimbabwe and wanted to call someone there a girly-man, what would the recommended signing be?
That's, umm, tugging your own hair and putting hands on your own breasts. Jus' clarifyin'.
United."The widely-used sign for girl imitates tugging a lock of long hair with the fingers, which is of US sign origin.But as many Zimbabwean women keep their hair short, the sign was replaced in Harare with one where the hands are put on the breasts."