Internet slang meets American Sign Language

Internet slang meets American Sign Language

As language evolves, the powers that regulate language tend to shift. Just look at the Oxford English Dictionary, who added terms like “duck face,” “lolcat,” and “hawt” to their prestigious lexicon this past December.

But how do these new, internet-laden turns of phrase enter the sign language community? Was there a way of expressing “selfie" in ASL, was there a sign for “photobomb?” Our simplistic question turned into a larger conversation about the nature of communication.

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