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American Sign Language: "ice
To sign "ice-cream" hold an "S" hand in front of your mouth and move it
downward twice as if you were licking an ice-cream cone.
You don't actually stick out your tongue in a true-to-life
licking movement. If you do, that would inflect the sign to mean
something to the effect of "She took two big licks." If you
are telling a story and that is what you want to say (She took two
big licks..." then fine -- you can stick out your tongue).
But typically you will just see the sign done in one of three ways:
1) Slightly mouth the words ice-cream
2) Don't use any mouth movement
3) Use two very, very slight licking movements with the tongue
I've seen the sign for "ice-cream" done all three ways by
I do it in my example above with no mouth movement. I just asked my wife
(Deaf) how she signs
it and she partially mouthed "ice cream." I showed her the version with
two small licks and she didn't like that version at all, but she
thought the no-mouth-movement version was "okay." If you see it a
certain way in your area then certainly do it that way.
Better yet, just send me a coupon for Baskin Robbins so I can do
some more research on this topic.
Also see: CAKE
Also see: PIE
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