Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: FOOL

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
453Higgins (1923) FOOLJOKEJOKE: Right bent index of "X" hand hooked over the nose to pull the nose down with a slight jerk. (Hoax) (Fool).82hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=453&refid=higgins1923
332Higgins (1923) SILLYFOOLFOOL: Right vertical "Y" palm leftward, moved in circles before the forehead from right to left. (Same hand thrown across forehead without circles indicates "Silly," "Absurd," "Trifling," "Simple").61hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=332&refid=higgins1923
301Long (1918) FOOLFOOL, HOAXFOOL, HOAX: Place the crooked forefinger of the right "G" hand on the nose and give it a pull downward, bringing the head down a little. VII,156.43hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=301&refid=long1918
602Michaels (1923) FOOLUGLYUGLY: 1. Have a pouting face. 2. Move the hooked index fingers of both hands up and down alternately along the cheeks. 3. Pass one hooked index finger over the nose. See awkward.127hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=602&refid=michaels1923
223Michaels (1923) SILLYFOOLFOOL: 1. With the thumb and little finger extended, pass the thumb before your forehead two or three times. Or once vigorously. 2. Look cross. 60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=223&refid=michaels1923
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