American Sign Language: "restroom"

The sign for "restroom" is just an alternate (somewhat more polite) way of signing "bathroom."  Use an "R" handshape and make a movement similar to the sign for double digit numbers (such as 22, 33, 44, etc.). Slap the hand forward and down a couple of inches and then arch it up to the starting point and slap it down an inch or two to the right (if you are right handed).



In an email message kellyann.burket writes:
Good afternoon! I don't know if this is the right email to send this question to, but I'll give it a shot. First of, I love your website! It's really helped me expand my vocabulary. Second, I have a question about the sign for "bathroom." I was taught the sign that you use (to make a T and shake it). However, I've seen a couple people use the sign for "ready" as the sign for "restroom." Is this an alternate sign, or is it slang? Thanks!
Kellyann Burket

Actually that sign is "RESTROOM" not "READY."
RESTROOM bounces an R twice. After the first bounce it arcs up and to the outside a bit. (As if drawing the letter "N" in the air with the tip of an R-handshape).
-- Bill

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