In a message dated 1/22/2013 5:29:39 A.M. Central Standard Time,
Hello! My name is Emily.
There's a sign that's confusing me that I would like your help
on. I keep seeing a sign used in ASL music videos. It's the sign
for "text", as in texting with a phone, but people are using
that sign to replace the word "baby." Is this a real sign that
can be used in a more romantic phrasing of the word "baby," or
is it just slang? And would it be appropriate to use in
conversation when not referring to an actual baby?
Thank you for your response!
That sign you are seeing isn't the sign for texting. It is the sign for
People tend to substitute the sign "sweetheart" for the word "baby" in