The sign for "INTERESTING" also can mean interested, or appreciate
(appreciation). "INTERESTING" is basically a two-handed version of "like." The hands
change from loose "five" handshapes into "eight" handshapes.
Sample sentence: BOOK YOU THINK INTERESTING, what-NAME? (What is the
name of a book that you think is interesting.)
"258" means "very interesting."
If a Deaf person ever jokingly signs to you the numbers
"2, 5, 8" what they mean is "very interesting." The
two comes from the initialized English sign for VERY. (The English sign
VERY uses a "V" as the handshape and uses a position, palm
orientation, and movement similar to the sign "BIG." Which is
to say, the Signed English sign "VERY" is an initialized version of
the ASL sign "BIG.") ASL doesn't use the sign
"VERY," rather ASL uses exaggerated movement, body language, and
facial expression to indicate the idea of "very." For example
if I want to express the concept of "VERY MAD" in ASL I would use
just use the sign
for "MAD" (without adding the sign VERY) but I'd do the sign for MAD faster, hold the last part of the sign
longer, and contort my facial expression to resemble the Hulk with a wedgie.
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