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American Sign Language: "enthusiasm" / "motivation" / "caffeine"

This sign can be used to mean such things as enthusiasm, motivation, and/or caffeine. (No, I'm not making that "caffeine" bit up. The "Starbucks" crowd have to have ways of discussing their habits and it seems they get their daily motivation from a cup of coffee.)

Rub your hands together "enthusiastically."

ENTHUSIASM = "motivate"


Often the concept of "motivation" could best be signed by using the sign REASON, as in "What was your motivation for learning sign language?"

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