Don't ask me where I picked up this sign. I honestly can't remember.
I think it was when I was in Guyana. Or maybe Taipei. I get the
concept though. The hand position of the dominant hand is a bit
awkward, but it is obviously representing a flag posted on a
The version I use seems somewhat similar to the Portuguese sign for
"embassy" shown via the "spreadthesign" website. (See: https://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/6/136141.mp4 )
So I'm thinking it was probably Guyana that I must have learned the
version I show on my page.
The Arabic (Syrian) sign is based on a flag: https://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/53/478319.mp4
The sign used in India for embassy is also flag based: https://media.spreadthesign.com/video/mp4/29/146543.mp4
Other than that though there seems to be a a WIDE variety of
signs used worldwide for "embassy." I like the flag versions
because as far as I know "all" (or at least "most") embassies have
Jolanta demonstrates (at Handspeak) what is "probably" going
to be considered the "citation" (cough cough "right") version of
That version shows up as the "ASL" version of "embassy" over at
spreadthesign as well.
It would be "interesting" to see how Bryan Rodrigues signs
Seems to me he would be quite the expert on that particular sign.
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