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SKUNK: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "skunk"

The sign for "skunk" uses a "K" hand to show a stripe down your back.  Start the "K" near your forehead and move it backward.




This is a really interesting use of "initialization."  Some signs are initialized with the "first" letter of an associated English word. (Like "rat" is initialized with an "R.")  But SKUNK is initialized with the last letter of the associated English word.


Sample sentence: SKUNK SMELL BAD?




If you want to learn more animal signs, check out:



Also see: ANIMALS

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