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American Sign Language: "ice cream"



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.

ICE-CREAM:


See: Animation: ICE-CREAM

 



NOTES:
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 native Deaf signers.  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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