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December 11, 2013

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I thought it was pretty funny. But I also didn't have a problem with the handshake or the selfies so I must be some kind of sicko

You missed this ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butZyxI-PRs Does this make me a terrible person?

Yes but a calm one.

Not a terrible person (since then I've laughed at the idea of Pres Obama being on the stage and me jumping up and giving him a hug - of course, I ignore being beaten by the entire security detail). There is a humorous slant on the event.

But I also understand that this hit a red button for the deaf. So many times I've seen sign language debutants learn a little sign language and decide to change the signs (which can express words, phrases, and concepts) because it fits their sense of artsy-ness. I've seen way too many people point to their eyeball thinking they are signing the first person "I".

It gives a message that American Sign Language (or International Sign Language, or the common sign language for a good part of Africa) isn't really a language - a message that too frequently hits the deaf in the face. Just imagine if you went to France and starting telling people there to change the pronunciation, grammar and/or syntax of French.

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