Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: BEER

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
73Higgins (1923) BEERBEERBEER: Thumb tip of right vertical "Y" tossed to the lips as if drinking from a bottle, palm leftward. (Drink liquor) ("Beer" and right vertical forearm swaying back and forth will denote "drunkenness").17hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=73&refid=higgins1923
821Long (1918) BEERBEER, DRINKER, DRUNKARD, LIQUORBEER, DRINKER, DRUNKARD (Including intoxicating drink): Throw the right "Y" hand against the mouth, end of thumb striking the mouth. The same sign repeated indicates one is addicted to drink. By adding "-er," the sign becomes "drunkard." XVI,322.91hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=821&refid=long1918
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