How To Sign Objects By Being the Object!
August 25, 2019
I Was watching a video on Facebook when I saw something interesting. A garbage truck was making its rounds when the cargo just happened to be on fire with smoke pouring out. The driver noticed in his mirror and quickly sped up to pull into an near empty parking lot as it was early in the morning. Then he proceeded to dump his load pulling forward bit by bit making piles of trash right there in the parking lot! Here I am watching in amazement wondering how much trouble this driver was going to be in for dumping the burning trash. A police officer showed up and I thought here we go about to witness an arrest. Yet the officer totally disregarded the driver. Then we see the firetruck come roaring in with their siren going. Okay, first thing, they will hose down the burning trash right? Wrong! They instead quickly hosed out the garbage truck first, completely ignoring the burning piles. Once that was taken care of they turned the hose onto the burning trash. I found this method to be so interesting. Looking at the comments there was one that stood out. Made total sense here as I began to understand! A man explained that he used to be a truck driver. He shared that clearly this garbage truck drive knew what he was doing and was clever how he handled it. If there is ever an fire in their cargo load, they are instructed to dump it quickly in order to save the truck. Leave behind the load where it burns out safely and also saves the vehicle. I learn something new everyday! Bonjour! My name is Tammy Carpenter and my sign name is as follows… A warm welcome to One Fact ASL! For those learning how to sign, here is a question for you. Have you decided what kind accent you are going to have? Yup! You can decide the type of signing style your hands will do. A rather dull monotone type of data giving accent? Or the style where you become the signs themselves with two possibilities. One, you can become the objects. Number two, you can be there in the moment. Perhaps you are telling a story that took place 500 years ago… Yet it looks as if you were there yourself in your storytelling. Use your eyes to follow the details as you sign. That is one way it can be done. Another option is to become the object. For example, an angry dog. [The hands here show growling and loud threatening barking.] [Or a cheerful dog yapping and its wagging tail] See how our hands can become that! So for our sentence here that includes firemen, chemicals and water. How do we become water? Is this even possible? Wait and see! FIREMAN THEMSELVES DODO [Deaf slang for What do they do?] WATER [Set up a location place your water] [Back to where our firemen are] CHEMICAL [Take the chemical and pour onto your water. Then replace the chemical.] [See the water and chemical mixing] THIS WET WET-ER! [Pull back from the situation for a second] CONFUSED [Deaf slang for thoroughly puzzled by signing four big question marks on the brain.] Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter. Say what? CHEMICAL DODO [Deaf slang for what does it do?] WATER [A fallen water drop onto a surface showing the surface tension.] SURFACE [Over the water drop.] TIGHT [Showing the tension in your water with face, body and hands] [Taking our chemical and applying a drop onto your water drop.] [The water drop receives the drops and the surface tension is relaxed.] The chemicals reduce the surface tension of plain water… NOW EASY [Water spreading] THING, OBJECT [Water spreading to penetrate and soak throughout an object.] CAN so it’s easier to spread and soak into objects, THAT FOR FOR [Deaf slang for what for?] LABEL TITLE WET WATER [Deaf slang showing your eyes popping out of your head for holy cow, whoa, shocking, what a surprise, etc.] which is why, it’s known as “wet water”. That is surprising! Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter. Say what? The chemical reduces the surface tension of plain water so it’s easier to spread and soak into objects Which is why, it’s known as “wet water”. Quite surprising! It is so interesting to learn how the firemen treat their water. Just recently heard of a Facebook post about a fireman having a chat with a young boy in sign language. I gotta go have a seat and watch this touching video. Bye bye and signing out.