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UNCLE: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "uncle"
Also see: FAMILY
To do the sign for "uncle" hold a "U" hand near the side of your your head.* Twist (or just shake) the "U" hand twice.
Some people shake a "U" handshape side to side using a very small repeated movement.
The position is to the side of your head, near your ear or a bit higher.*
UNCLE [shake version]
* Memory aid: Think of the initial for "Aunt" or "Uncle" next to the female or male-related typical sign location or position. Notice how most male signs (boy, man, uncle, father, brother...) are done up near the forehead or "brain" area--which is to say, where the thinking occurs, but most female-related signs (female, woman, mother, sister, aunt...) are near the mouth where the talking occurs?
I pointed this out to my wife and she explained it to me:
"Men think they know what they are talking about, women really do."
*Tip: During casual signing or high speed conversations you may see this and other signs done lower than how they are shown in "dictionaries."
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