Monday, January 7, 2013

Lost in Translation

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  Geb√§rdensprache, 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?  

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