Today while I was volunteering at the local after school program for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing students I learned that the sign I had been using for "Germany"is the German Sign Language (Deutsche Gebärdensprache, DGS) for "Deutschland." In American Sign Language (ASL) a very similar sign means "horny." All day today the adult volunteers and staff were teasing me because I had warned everyone that I would be away from the program for awhile because "I was going horny."
Oh the joys of learning new languages! :) Have I mentioned how much I love my research?