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COOL: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "cool / swell / hip / trendy / neat / spiffy / terrific"
Cool as in "Hey man, that's cool!" Stick the tip of your thumb on your chest and wiggle the fingers.
The sign "COOL" as in swell is a variation of the sign FINE.
COOL can also be fingerspelled:
A "joke" way to sign "cool" is to use the eyes as the o's:
Also see: COOL (temperature)
Compare with "FINE"Additional reading: Below
In a message dated 5/23/2007 9:37:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time, darkaurora2002@ writes:Hi Dr. Bill. My name's Robert Nicholson and I live in Seymour, TN. We have some local variations down here that I thought I'd let you know about. On your site, you have the "Swell" version of the sign "Cool". Deaf people here know the sign but nobody uses it. The sign for "Cool" here is you take your index finger and your thumb and put them together on the middle of your cheek and then twist your hand forward. It is not an "F" sign however. The other three fingers are tucked underneath the hand.Hi Robert,
I'm familiar with that sign.
I call that sign as "NEAT." It means: neato, nifty, cool, spiffy,
Thanks for sharing.
The handshape is a closed or pinched "G."
The movement is a single quick twist to the side of the chin:
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