Monday, August 5, 2013

WATCH The 'Switched at Birth' Cast Attempt To Teach Me ASL...

Every time I visit the set of ABC Family's Switched at Birth, I walk away so inspired to learn ASL and determined that the next time I head over there I will be able to sign all of my questions. But I'm better-intended than I am thorough because I'm terrible at languages, and I never carve out the time to actually study with my Marlee Signs iPhone app. I learned the alphabet years ago in elementary school, and even some of that has flew out of my mind and had to be relearned. 

So this past time I went, I went prepared: to ask the actors some of their favorite words in ASL so I could start slow. I had no idea if any coherent conversation would be able to be had with the choices they gave me, but that would be part of the fun. Aside from learning the basics like "Nice to see you" and "Why?" Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc, Constance Marie, Lea Thompson, and D.W. Moffett schooled me in the all-important "sexy," "stiletto," "boyfriend," and more!

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