It seems like most young people these days don't know the full
definition of "patronize."
They seem to know only the negative definition of the word:
To act kind or nice to someone but inwardly feel smug or superior
That definition is NOT what this sign is about. This sign doesn't
(a store, theater, restaurant, or other establishment)
your business. If I patronize a restaurant it means I go there
frequently. It means that they are one of my "preferred places to go
The ASL sign "PATRONIZE" is not negative at all. Rather, it means to
In the sign for "patronize" the tips of the fingers of the dominant hand "B-handshape" touch the side of
the base-hand index finger twice.
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