Sign Word List: Sign of the Days
Word 163 of 365

Word List Author Note: July 22nd is National Rat Catcher’s Day and commemorates the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

RAT

(as in "the rodent")

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This is the sign for RAT and is also one way to sign FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College"). This variation of FRESHMAN is used predominantly at Gallaudet University because of the long standing tradition where a rat is buried to celebrate the end of their freshman year (their "rat" year). See the word FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College") for other signs that are also used.

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RAT (as in "the rodent")


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Sign Notice

This is the sign for RAT and is also one way to sign FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College"). This variation of FRESHMAN is used predominantly at Gallaudet University because of the long standing tradition where a rat is buried to celebrate the end of their freshman year (their "rat" year). See the word FRESHMAN (as in "Freshman in College") for other signs that are also used.


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