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In a message dated 7/20/2005 4:01:24 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
Hello Dr Vicars I am a mature student curently learning Stage 2 BSL I also
do Vaulantry work with Deaf Blind UK as in Telephone sapport and Pen friend
I wonder if you could help me please. My pen friend is Deaf Blind and lives
in UK she has an American Pen Friend her friend sent a Gold Badge that come
out in America for School Children to be aware of sign Language as my friend
and the friend in America are both Deaf Blind nobody Knows what the sign
means. As they don't sign I have looked at your site on the net but the
sings I thought It would mean its not. And some of the signs in Uk are
different . Our sign classes are on Summer vacation at the moment so I can't
ask there either.
Thank you for your time I hope you can Help me help my Friends Susan Paynter
Are you saying that there is a picture of a "signed" word on the gold badge?
And you want to know what that sign means?
If so, what does the picture look like?  Could you send me a photo scan of the picture or maybe describe it to me so I can tell you what the sign means?
Dr. Bill
In a message dated 7/20/2005 12:21:38 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:
Thank you very much for answering my E.mail I understand the School Children
in Colorado Spring All got one to help with deaf awareness then they went in
the shops for people to buy It is a gold Badge hope this picture helps
thanks susan.
That handsign is an acronym standing for "I Love You."  It is a combination of the ASL fingerspelled letters "I," "L," and "Y."  It is called the ILY sign.  The typed letters "ILY " are often used as a valediction (farewell statement) in romantic emails, IMs, (instant messages) TTY (teletype) conversations, and other text-based correspondence.
Dr. Bill

In a message dated 7/20/2005 3:30:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

Thanks a Million for your help god bless susan

Also see:  "LOVE"

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