There are a couple of ways to sign "BOSTON."
The general "main" way I'm going to recommend is to hold a "B" in front of you then
move it to the it to the right (if you are right handed) and then down.
Note: If you are Deaf (native and/or a "highly" skilled ASL signer)
and you are from Boston if you disagree with the following
version of this sign please do let me know. (Dr. Bill)
Byron Cantrell also tends to use the "7" movement path. He does it
even larger than I do.
Model: Byron Cantrell (Native Deaf, Deaf School/Georgia, Deaf
wife, Deaf kids, long-time ASL instructor.)
The other way to sign "Boston" is to move a "B" handshape downward twice.
Warning: If you are chatting with someone in
California and they do this sign...it will probably be interpreted as
meaning "Berkeley, California."
(Especially if you are talking about old Deaf Schools.)
If you are chatting with someone in the Northeast
who does a sign with a "B" handshape that uses this "down, up, down"
movement he or she probably means, "Boston, Massachusetts."
The "B" hand bounces downward slightly using a "down, up, down" movement. The
movement is about 3 or 4 inches.
(variation) (also means "Berkeley, California)
Animated: Boston (version 2)
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