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Word List Author Note: Featured Person: William “Dummy” Hoy was born in May. He was a Deaf Major League Baseball player and some say he helped establish the baseball signals for safe and out calls.

HELP

As in "to help or assist"

HELP
English Equivalent: HELP (as in "to help or assist")
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Question for signing Help

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Savvy User Tiffani Savvy Guest
Friday, February 24, 2012

Recently I have seen Help signed with a double tapped "a" hand on the left, please someone help me!

HELP variation...

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Friday, February 24, 2012

Tiffany I believe what you are referring to is a variation of HELP that shows desperation. I have seen that before in cases where the signer is trying to be more dramatic also. As for the earlier questions about the HELP on the chest with the two 5-hands. I do believe that is a Baby Sign invented variation of HELP but is not the accepted ASL version of the word. (Sorry to have missed that conversation earlier...it didn't come to me, so I didn't respond.)

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