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ASL: "bully / bullying"


A student named Erin writes:

Dr. Bill,
Is there one accepted sign for bully? Especially one that would be used in an elementary school.
Thank you for your help!
Sincerely,
- Erin N.

Hello Erin,

Yes, there is a specific sign for "bully."  It forms "horns" on the dominant hand (as a "Y" hand) and then presses the knuckles of that hand up against the non-dominant upright index finger and twists the dominant hand twice (the non-dominant hand doesn't move).
- Dr. Bill


Video: DURING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAPPEN ANYONE BULLY YOU?


BULLY:
"Have you been bullied?"

Picture notes:  Here is a picture clipped where I'm asking if someone has been "bullied." Normally the facial expression for the sign BULLY is that of someone who is being "mean" or "disgusting." However, in this picture my eyebrows are up because I'm asking a "yes or no question."

 



 

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