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American Sign Language: "limousine"


The sign for limousine is done by signing "CAR" (to establish what is being discussed) and then doing the sign for "long-CAR" while using a slightly intense facial expression.

CAR

Note that I'm establishing context by establishing "CAR" as my topic by using raised eyebrows.

long-CAR
Hold both slightly modified "C" hands in front of you, a bit off to your dominant side, at about shoulder height and pull your dominant hand back toward your shoulder using a relatively quick, firm stretch movement ending with solid hold.


Usage notes: The other day I watched a fellow tell a story about a limo traveling up a long winding road to get to a ski resort.  The signer used slightly flattened "C" handshapes held about 8 inches apart and moved them in unison forward and side to side pointed at a slightly upward to depict the limo moving along the mountain road. To get the hand position right, holding a 2 x 4 piece of lumber on your shoulder.
 

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