Sign Word List: U.S. States
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OREGON

As in "the state"

OREGON
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English Equivalent: OREGON (as in "the state")
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Oregon - O handshape move off from shoulder in small circular motion

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Savvy User Shou-Ching Savvy Guest
Saturday, January 11, 2014

I saw people from Oregon sign it this way: O handshape, start from shoulder, move in a small circular motions (2 of those).  Kind of like the sign for Washington (exept Washington use W, instead of O).

Oregon Sign

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Savvy User Jason Savvy Guest
Thursday, January 25, 2018

I'd heard people in other states sign Oregon similar to Washington State's sign (in the previous comment), but the people of Oregon sign it differently. The hand forms an O handshape, held about shoulder height, and the hand jiggles the O a couple of times. Oregon residents don't like using Washington's sign but with an O because they view it as saying Washington and Oregon are basically the same, so I sign it the way they wish!

Good to know...

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John @ Signing Savvy Savvy Admin
Friday, January 26, 2018

That's interesting. We will run it by our board (especially those that are from that area) and if they agree, we will definitely add it to our shoot list.

Thanks!

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