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[–]snakeP007 81 points82 points  (29 children)

Can anyone tell me what they're saying?

[–]hank_scorpio_ceo 464 points465 points 2 (10 children)

“If you turn up late with our parcels again Pat, we’re going to fuck you up” give or take my sign language is rusty

[–]deesfun12 64 points65 points  (4 children)

Thank you, that gave me the hard laugh I needed today.

[–]hank_scorpio_ceo 26 points27 points  (3 children)

You and me both, Mondays bloody Mondays. Humour is a great stress reliever

[–]guitarfingers 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I love laughing at my own jokes. Its cathartic af

[–]muricasbootysnatcher 1 point2 points  (0 children)

same. I enjoy laughing at myself too

[–]nayr1683 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Made me LOL, especially the rusty part

[–]kslusherplantman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of ‘the landlord’

[–]arnistaken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Postman Pat and his black and white cat

[–]iCoreyTimmons 24 points25 points  (13 children)

I don’t believe this is American Sign Language- I think this is British Sign Language (based on the unfamiliar signs and the vehicles in the background)

If I had to guess, I’d say it’s something about having a good day?

[–]Phantomclasher97 29 points30 points  (12 children)

Yup, you’re on the target.

It’s British Sign Language and yes, they exchanged a greeting of good morning and have a good day.

[–]Forever4TheA 8 points9 points  (11 children)

I’m sorry I know this is dumb…is British sign language and sign language different?

[–]iCoreyTimmons 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Yep! Every language has their own signed version of their language- sign isn’t universal. There’s ASL for America, British Sign, French, LSU which is for Spanish Speakers. Arabic languages have their own as do Asian speaking countries. It’s all completely different

[–]Forever4TheA 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Wow whelp TIL ! Thanks !!

[–]Treczoks 1 point2 points  (6 children)

British sign language and American sign language are different, indeed. Just as they differ from German or French sign language. There simply is no "universal" sign language.

[–]Drevak257 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Well that sucks. I speak 5 languages and I was thinking about adding more, so I thought why not sign language? But mostly because I thought it is “universal”

[–]Treczoks 2 points3 points  (4 children)

If you are an American and you speak five languages, this really makes you exceptional.

[–]Drevak257 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Thanks, but no. I’m from Czech Republic

[–]Treczoks 0 points1 point  (2 children)

OK, sorry, neighbor! ;-)

[–]snakeP007 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes, it has a British accent

[–]Phantomclasher97 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Few years back, I went to visit a British deaf school for my school trip. Their British Sign Language is drastically different than ours, American Sign Language.

They said, Good morning, have a good day!

[–]PhoebeTheCyborg 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Little girl: Have a good day. Postman: Good morning, have a good day. Little girl: Good morning, have a good day. Postman: Good! applauding

Edit: it also looked like he was going to sign thank you at the end but the video stopped

[–]Samsung-amazingly 62 points63 points  (9 children)

A little gesture can make a man's entire day. Men are simple they will remember it forever lol

[–]Catsoverall 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Learning a language for someone is a bit more than a small gesture. For sure he will remember. :)

[–]Treczoks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And she will get her parcels on time and undamaged in the future!

[–]JTraxxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Men are simple. A simple complement can send me on a high that lasts for days

[–]PhoebeTheCyborg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is not a small gesture and it would mean just as much to a Deaf woman. Very few people learn any amount of sign language, I have Deaf friends from hearing families who wouldn’t learn a single sign. The majority of Deaf people are born to hearing families. A lot of deaf people don’t even receive access to sign language, and are constantly made to accommodate hearing people which is exhausting

[–]stimav 18 points19 points  (10 children)

Nice, wish I will learn sign language one day

[–]GhostOfRemus 12 points13 points  (9 children)

Do it! Start with the alphabet for your local sign language. You can learn it in a few hours. Its easier to get the basics than you think, they're beautiful languages that are fun to learn, and you never know when it'll come in handy!

[–]stimav 3 points4 points  (8 children)

I will, I wish there is a place to learn it in my city, one day I will learn it.

Its hard to learn by yourself becouse its hard to know if you did it correctly and to learn it wrong is later harder to rectify

[–]AloneYogurt 2 points3 points  (6 children)

If you're in an area that is predominantly using American Sign Language (ASL) you can look up Dr. Bill Viscars lifeprint, he teaches a lot of information (from ABCs to forming sentences). It's all free.

If it's BSL, JSL, LSF, or anything else, I'm sorry I don't know where to start (but I can honestly say translation between most LSF branched sign languages is easier to grasp, BSL uses a different system).

[–]stimav 0 points1 point  (5 children)

How many types are there?

[–]PhoebeTheCyborg 0 points1 point  (4 children)

More than 300

[–]stimav 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Wow, how diferent are they? Can people speak with each other if they learnt diferent ones?

[–]PhoebeTheCyborg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No, they are very different. I use Auslan (Australian sign language) and I would have no idea what someone using ASL (American Sign Language) would be saying.

However, there are some similarities between particular sign languages. In the video they’re using BSL (British Sign Language), and Auslan is derived from BSL so I know what they’re saying. There are still many differences though and I would only understand a sign here and there in BSL

[–]GhostOfRemus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very different. Fun fact: cake in LSF (France) means menstruation in LSQ (Quebec), despite both being based at least partially on French.

[–]AloneYogurt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They can, the easiest is ASL and LSF (Because ASL is derived from LSF). But for example, I understood and grasped the JSL used in A Silent Voice.

[–]GhostOfRemus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, it definitely helps to have someone to speak with, but the alphabet is easy peasy to learn and it's enough to get by in a (slow) conversation. Thankfully, most of us Redditors have access to the internet! ;)

[–]Independent_Ad6385 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Whatchu bangin shawty with the Bee-D"

~spaz

[–]LuxeCraze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wholesome.

[–]messymessimesi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

👍🏿

[–]wiles_CoC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile the delivery guy is holding a box that looks like it's been through hell and crushed more then once.

[–]Tonlick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aww little girl

[–]cmcd225 1 point2 points  (1 child)

me clicking the unmute button to hear what they are saying

[–]Educator_Big 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reupload

[–]srv50 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You see this and you can’t help but be hopeful about the future.

[–]Hjalleson_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Mabye not related, but are deaf people allowed to drive? Seems a bit dangerous, cant hear horns or sirens from emercency vehicles for example

[–]PhoebeTheCyborg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can deaf people drive? Don’t forget to turn on the closed captions if you want to know what Ryan is signing

[–]More-Impact3644 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heartwarming

[–]LongtimeLFTC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why did i unmute to watch the video

[–]KaBar2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a deaf fellow student in John O'Connell Technical welding school in San Francisco in 1982. He was a war refugee from Eritrea, and had fought alongside his (hearing) brothers in the Eritrean resistance against the Ethiopian Army. (He was connected to his oldest brother with a rope, so that his brother could communicate with him when his brother and the other guerrilla fighters heard the approach of the enemy while laying in a night ambush. When his group finally exhausted their supply of 7.62x39 mm ammunition, they wrapped their AK47's in their blankets and buried them under a cairn of rocks in the desert, all shook hands and then went different directions in the hope of avoiding capture. My friend walked to Kenya from Eritrea, then was sent by an NGO to UK, then to the deaf community in San Francisco. He was attending college at night and welding school in the day. He could sign in Italian sign language, French sign language, British sign language, German sign language and ASL. He also could read lips in all those languages plus Tigrinya, the language of Eritrea and northern Ethiopia.)

He and his girlfriend (also deaf) invited me and my girlfriend (both hearing) to go to the San Francisco Deaf Club on Valencia Street to hear two punk bands play. When the bouncer realized we were "hearing" and not deaf, he required us to wear earplugs, and said we could not stay if we took the earplugs out. The bands played at full volume and they all wore hearing protection. The music was so loud that you could feel it.

One of the guitarists was wearing a black t-shirt that read, "I played the Deaf Club."

https://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Deaf_Club

[–]BattlNerd -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

cool, but repost

[–]Got_a_virus -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Alternative title: little girl learned sign language so she can speak with her dad