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ONION: The American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "onion / onions"

The word ONION is produced in ASL by your dominant hand utilizing "X" handshape. The "X" finger touches the top of the cheek bone (next to your eye) on the side where the dominant hand rests and the wrists twists back and forth.


Memory aid: Think of how onions tend to make your eyes water, the sign is performed close to the eyes.




If you wanted to discuss the concept of ONION RINGS you would sign:




Sample sentence: What do you like on your hamburger? Cheese, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, mayo, mustard, pickles?



Notes: If you move this sign to side of your nose, it changes into a version for GARLIC.


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