What does “train-gone” mean? You might see this sign if you
show up in the middle of a conversation or near the end of a
conversation and ask what is being talked about. Someone in the
group may use this sign to tell you that "you missed it" and they
aren't going to re-tell the story just so you can know what they are
talking about (or perhaps they were talking about you and
don't want you to know what they were saying). Often you will
see the "TRAIN-GONE" sign followed by the sign "SORRY."
The sign for "train-gone" is based on the sign for
TRAIN-(vehicle). The sign starts by
placing the dominant hand in an "L"-handshape onto a palm-down
non-dominant "U"-handshape. The non-dominant hand
represents the train tracks. The dominant "L"-hand represents the
train "in the station." Then you move the "L"-hand forward, out, and
away from the "train station" and change the handshape from an "L"
into a closed-"G"-hand. The change in handshape represents the
train getting smaller and smaller as it "goes further away" until it
TRAIN - GONE:
There are several ways to do this sign.
Some people do the full sign for TRAIN and then add the TRAIN-GONE
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